Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has been heavily speculated to become the next Ghana manager, but the former Bayern Munich coach says that he is unlikely to take the job because he feels that he will not be able to handle the stars of the African country.

Ghana are one of the top African nations and they have been dominating African football for almost a decade. However, they have lacked a top coach necessary to win a tournament like the African cup of nations.

They may have progressed to the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup in the 2006 and 2010 editions, but many believe that this team has the potential to achieve a lot of things. As a result, the nation has been linked with a top manager like Hitzfeld in the last few weeks. Hitzfeld is widely expected to step down from his role as the Swiss national team manager after the end of the World Cup 2014. After being grouped along with the likes of France and Ecuador, the Swiss have a great opportunity to wish the knockout stages of the competition, while Ghana have the toughest group in the tournament.

The 65-year-old German tactician is regarded as one of the best in the world.

“This is because of language problems. As you can see, I’m not literate in the English Language and I guess it’s going to be difficult to coach the Black Stars. Indeed, nobody told me about that and to be honest with you this is the first time I’m hearing this. Of course, this is one job I would have found difficult taking up because of the challenges involved. I think African players have all that it takes to make their teams reach the ultimate at the global stage,” said Hitzfeld after being linked with the Ghana job.