By Ameenu Shardow
Hearts of Oak chairman Togbe Afede XIV has confirmed talks are underway to find coach CK Akunnor’s successor to be either a local coach or an expatriate.
The ex Ghana captain who just took over the side in March from Serbian coach Nebojsa Vucicevic was fired following a string of poor results in the Ghanaian top flight.
The Phobians have managed to pick a paltry four points from a possible fifteen and are currently hovering above the relegation zone.
Akunnor was thus made to take ultimate responsibility for the team’s early season slump following an emergency Board meeting on Wednesday night.
And now Hearts are again in the market for a new coach plus a technical director in an attempt to reverse the team’s ailing fortunes.
“We are talking to just a couple of coaches, certainly only a few coaches would meet the criteria as far as the Hearts requirements are concerned,” Togbe Afede XIV told Angel FM.
“We are talking and we want to do this as soon as possible but it would be difficult to give a definitive timeline to it.
“But I can assure the fans that we are looking both far and near, we are not only looking at employing a coach but also looking at the issue of a technical director.”
Assistant coach Ben Adjei has been handed temporal charge of the team until such a time a substantive is appointed.