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Former Assistant Black Stars coach George Boateng has been appointed as a first-team coach at Coventry City.

Boateng will join Rhys Carr as the first-team coaches of the Championship side.

This follows the departure of Adi Viveash after a post-season review.

The appointment of Boateng and Carr takes immediate effect, according to a statement by the club on Monday, July 1.

Boateng is said to be a familiar face to City supporters, having played 57 games and scored seven goals for the Club from 1998 to 1999 after a move from Feyenoord.

The midfielder famously netted twice as the Sky Blues won in the league against Aston Villa at Villa Park for the first time in 63 years.

He also had spells in England at Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Hull City and Nottingham Forest.

His coaching experience has been with Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa, where he was Under 18s and then Under 23s coach respectively.

He was part of the coaching staff for the Black Stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

“We are very pleased to welcome George and Rhys to Coventry City,” said Manager Mark Robins.

“They both impressed us during the extensive recruitment process for this important role and each bring key skills to the football department.”

The Performance Director Claire-Marie Roberts said the two “were consistently the strongest candidates throughout our extensive selection process. Their respective skills will bring a new dimension to our experienced multi-disciplinary team as we work to continually enhance the development and preparation of our first-team players”.