Ghana Premier League giants Hearts of Oak have had nine coaches in six years under the leadership of Togbe Afede XIV.
The Hearts of Oak coaching job has become a poisoned chalice over the past nine years since Togbe Afede XIV took over the reins in 2012.
The sacking of Frank Nuttal has added to the lofty list of coaches that have been hired and fired under the administration of the business magnate.
The first coach that was appointed under the traditional ruler’s administration was Charles Kwabena Akunnor.
The now-AshantiGold coach failed to see through his two-year deal as he sacked for non-performance during the course of the 2012-2013 Ghana Premier League.
Second on the list is David Duncan, who took over from Akunnor midway through the 2012-2013 Ghana Premier League, where he guided them to finished 5th at the end of the campaign.
The outspoken tactician commenced the 2013-2014 Ghana Premier League on a good note but he was sacked after 10 games, at the time of Duncan’s dismissal the club was second on the log sheet, one point behind Kotoko.
After Duncan’s departure Mohammed Polo was appointed interim coach, after the 2013-2014 Ghana Premier League, the club’s board decided not to extend his mandate. The Phobians finished the league at the 3rd position.
Ahead of the 201-2015 Ghana Premier League, experienced trainer Herbert Addo was appointed as head coach of the club. He was given two years contract but after seven months he was shown the exit for non performance.
Edward Ansah who was Addo’s assistant coach asked to take charge of the team for the rest of the 2014-2015 season, however, at the end of the campaign, Ansah was sacked.
Japanese-American trainer, Kenichi Yatsuhashi, was named as coach of the club ahead of the 2015-2016 Ghana Premier League
With the team’ performance, Yatsuhashi won a lot of hearts at Hearts of Oak but he was sacked at the end of the first round – before leaving, the club was 3rd on the log sheet.
Portuguese tactician Sergio Traguil came in to replace Yatsuhashi, the latter was sacked after six games in the second round.
Former cult hero, Yaw Preko who was the assistant trainer was tasked to act as interim coach, but at the end of the 2015-2016 season, Preko resigned from his post.
Frank Nuttall was named coach of the club ahead of the 2016-2017 season, he signed a two-year deal with the club.
He performed well in his first season, helping the club to finish third and also playing in the FA Cup finals but his side lost 3-1 to Kotoko.
The Scotsman also failed to see through his two-year deal after he was sacked by the club. He was accused of breaching the club’s code of conduct.
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