Daniel Coleman insists every side needs a ‘bad boy’ to be successful – in support of Laryea Kingston’s decision to quit Hearts of Oak.
The Ghana international slapped in a letter of his decision to have his contract with the Ghana Premier League giants terminated with immediate effect.
But the club’s board declined the 32-year-old’s request insisting he remain their bonafide property until his contract runs out.
Kingston’s decision stems from several spats with coaches and officials.
The ex Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder is currently serving out his latest indefinite suspension for an alleged assault on the club’s accountant who was serving him an official notice of docked wages.
While many have condemned the conduct of Kingston since his decision to rejoin the club last year, his ex teammate says the player was right to quit the side.
“Every now and then you hear Laryea (Kingston) has done this, he has done that,” Coleman told Accra-based Hot FM.
“There were even more stubborn players at Hearts during the successful spell of Jones (Attuquayfio).
“But he managed to rally the boys together and get the best out of us.
“The stubborn players are always the best players and every team needs such players.”
Coleman’s comments appear to be a vote of support for players with no discipline.
Kingston flouted camp rules by refusing to return his car from Hearts’ pre-season before the start of the current campaign.
He later rained insults and ridiculed the personality of former coach CK Akunnor – leading to his first suspension with the team.
He was reinstated with the sacking of Akunnor and the appointment of David Duncan but again went hay-wire when he allegedly assaulted the club’s accountant for serving him official notice of a withheld salary.