He claims that the leadership of the football association was aware of his desire to combine his position as coach of Ghana with that at Dortmund.
Addo was hired as the Black Stars’ interim coach in February, but he also works as Dortmund’s scout and assistant trainer right now.
His popularity increased after he led Ghana to defeat Nigeria and secure their spot in the World Cup.
The GFA subsequently extended his contract as head coach till the end of the 2022 World Cup.
When asked how he has so far managed to juggle his responsibilities as Dortmund’s head coach and the national team, Addo responded that the GFA was aware of his ambitions.
“The association had already asked me to coach in February, but at that time their priority was on someone who could work permanently for Ghana,” he told the World Soccer Magazine.
“The offer was a great honour for me. In the talks, I made it clear that I could do the national team job on an interim basis and as a dual function with my Dortmund work. I think as a national coach you should also live in the country you work for in the long term.
“Of course, many things can also be organised and delegated remotely in the short term. But I see myself staying in Germany, at least for the next few years.”
For the forthcoming tournament in Qatar, Ghana is placed in a challenging group with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea.