A credible source from Hearts of Oak camp has told Africa-foot.com that, some sports journalists in Kumasi succeeded in sending emails and placed calls to discourage some coaches who were interested in the club’s coaching job.
The Phobians have been without a head coach since the departure of Serbian trainer, Slavko Matic mid-way through last season.
A number of coaches outside Ghana and within were linked to the club’s vacant coaching job with some agreements almost ratified but fell on rocks at the eleventh hour.
The reports indicate that, the sports journalists from the Ashanti regional capital dug deep to pull plug on the interest of these managers by engaging them in conversations that sought to discredit the club.
The reports further said that, the journalists clandestinely emailed the coaches to cast dark clouds over the millennium champions which sort of “killed” their appetite for their job.
The record FA Cup holders per reports had sought the service of Nigeria coach, Paul Aigbogum however that news turned out to be a mirage.
Tunisia coach, Khalil Abid was expected to finalize a move to Hearts of Oak but it doesn’t look like happening with the 2000 CAF Champions League winners forced to look elsewhere for a substantive trainer.
The 2004 CAF Confederation Cup winners are holding their pre-season under the tutelage of Dutch coach, Rene Hiddink who is the club’s Technical Director at the Pobiman Football Academy.
They will open their 2023/24 BetPawa Premier League campaign against Real Tamale United at the Aliu Mahama Stadium in September.