Bundesliga Otto Addo rejects ‘Scout’ designation as he clarifies his Dortmund role

Otto Addo

Ghana Black Stars head coach Otto Addo has rejected the ‘Scout’ designation as he made his role at Borussia Dortmund clear.

The 47-year old started his journey with the German Bundesliga side as a scout.

The former attacking midfielder contributed a lot in developing youngsters the likes of Youssoufa Moukoko and Erling Haaland.£

But he is no longer playing that role as he gained experience to become the assistant coach now.

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Otto Addo alongside Jürgen Klopp during a Dortmund training session.
Otto Addo alongside Jürgen Klopp during a Dortmund training session.

“First of all, I am not a scout, I am a coach. I did scouting in 2014 for the Ghana National team”, Otto Addo revealed, as per GSN.

“I joined the national team because I live in Germany so I did the scouting in 2014.

“After that, I never scouted again so I am working as assistant; more of top talent coach in charge…especially the young players at Borussia Dortmund.

Otto Addo talking to Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland.
Otto Addo talking to Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland.

“I guide them, I coach them on positional training and I assist the coach during the training during the week, I guide the young players when they go down, especially [when] they don’t play in the first team.

“They play for the second team. I guide them, I analyse their games and I talk about the games with the young players… That’s very important for us; For Borussia Dortmund to develop their players. They get special feedback from me.

“I decide which young player will come up to the first team and can train and play with the first team.”


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