Coach Addo made his intention to resign as the head coach of the Black Stars known during a news conference following Ghana’s elimination from the World Cup.
The Dortmund tactician stated his appointment was met with a lot of criticism and that he fell short of what some Ghanaians had hoped for during a press conference at the team’s hotel in Doha.
“I would never understand the mentality of those who think against a human to fail, and some humans are doing this, I would never understand it,” he said.
Due to the experience he had gained at his club team and with the national team, the former Black Stars player claimed he was not worried of the attacks against him.
“I don’t fear any of your critics, I’m so long in the game and I’m used to this. For me, it is not a problem, I don’t fear anything, just God,” he said.
He claimed that in order to counter the criticism, he would have preferred for Ghanaians to criticize his decisions whenever his team won a game.
“It’s easy when we lose, the first question is why did you do this and that, but when we win no questions come against me,” he added.
The 47-year-old added that if the Black Stars had lost the friendly match against Switzerland, the same critics would have questioned why his star players were sitting on the bench.
He advised the media to utilize their influence to support players and coaches rather than to act as a forum for derogatory remarks.
Coach Addo will now concentrate on his club team, Dortmund, as trainer coach after resigning as the head coach of the Ghanaian team.
Ghana lost to Uruguay 2-0 in their final Group H encounter and was unable to advance to the round of 16 of the 2017 FIFA World Cup.