Ex Ghana coach Mariano Barreto admits he made a mistake abandoning the Black Stars job in 2005 but wants a second chance with the side.
The 56-year-old left Ghana unceremoniously after leading the Black Stars to an historic 3-0 win over South Africa in the 2006 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi.
The Portuguese coach never returned to his post as he jumped ship to join his native club Maritimo a few weeks later.
Barreto who is currently coaching in Saudi Arabia with Al-Qadisiyah now says he would love to return as Black Stars coach haven worked with five clubs since leaving Ghana.
“If I receive a call from the Ghana Football Association, I will be in Ghana immediately,” he told Footy-Ghana.com.
“At the time (in 2005), I didn’t have much co-operation to do my work and I allowed myself to be used against the GFA.
“I made a lot of mistakes then which led to my departure but I am older and wiser now.”
Barreto was appointed Ghana coach in 2003 and played a key role in putting the side on the firm path to its first ever qualification with vital wins.
He also coached the Ghana U23 team where he led the Black Meteors to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
His dream of returning to coach the Black Stars for now remains a mirage as the side already has a substantive coach in Akwasi Appiah.