Weeks of crisis ahead for Hearts as former African giants set to start afresh with new coach with new philosophy

Weeks of crisis ahead for Hearts as former African giants set to start afresh with new coach with new philosophy

Hearts of Oak are set to descend further into the abyss in the coming days as they look set to appoint a new coach to replace Edward Odoom who has given little hopes to the capital club.

The Phobians gave a dash of sloppiness and uninspiring play to their fans at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday evening as they succumbed to a 1-0 home loss against Inter Allies with Serbian trainer Kosta Papic watching from the stands.

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Papic was spotted in the VIP stands in the company of former Managing Director of the club and politician Vincent Odotei Sowah who is now among the candidates leading the charge to assume the seat vacated by Frederick Moore who resigned last week.

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Hearts have now played two games of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season without a win and they sit at the base of the table with just a point though they have a game in hand.

For a club of Hearts’ caliber they went through their entire pre-season without an assistant coach and only appointed Joseph Asare Bediako just days before their season started.

Right from the onset the system at the club lacked confidence in Odoom to steer the club back to their glory days and reignite their relationship with the Ghana Premier League title – a gong they swept six times on a trot at some point in their glorious days.

In the post-match interview Odoom shifted the blame on his players and even discredited Inter Allies for their hard fought victory.

But, in the coming days he will be replaced as head coach of the club by Serbian Kosta Papic who was at the club in 2009. The last time Hearts touched the Ghana Premier League title it was through the magic of the 60-year-old who guided them to their 20th league title.

However the real issue for Hearts is technical stability as Papic is expected to take the players through his own kind of philosophy and style which means the players will now have to readjust to a different system while their season had already kick started.

Papic is a seasoned coach on the African continent having managed clubs in South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana in the past is expected to speed things up for Hearts who are desperate to restore confidence and expectation in their fans.

Source: ghanasportsonline.com

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