Former Ashantigold and Ebusua Dwarfs coach Ernest Thompson says he’s got what it takes to lead Ghanaian giants, Hearts of Oak following the departure of Martinus Koopman.
The Phobians are currently without a substantive coach after parting ways with the Dutch trainer on mutual consent this week following an unimpressive performance.
Hearts of Oak are currently pursuing a new coach after Koopman’s dismissal and it is said C.K Akonnor, Yaw Preko, Bashir Hayford and a UK-based tactician are being considered for the top job.
Speaking to Kessben FM, Ernest Thompson cited himself as one of the competent coaches in the local scene to lead Hearts of oak.
“There are a lot local coaches who can handle Hearts of Oak. The only challenge is that the kind of support and remunerations and all others things given to the expatriate by the clubs are not given to the local coaches and that’s the reason why they part ways with local coaches within a short time”
“If local coaches are given same support or something closer as the expatriate, I think that would have been another good motivation for the local coaches to work in order to resolve payment compensation of fees to the foreign coaches but it seems we are not learning our lessons and we keep doing that and then teams are fined by CAF and FIFA to pay monies to these people much as they came and perform abysmally and that is the situation of Hearts of Oak now”
“You can’t eat your cake and have it. Hearts of Oak recently experienced same thing with Slavko Matic and I think they are still owing that coach and it’s now, Koopman”
“We have to learn our lessons from that and then, have faith and trust in our local coaches and build them from what they have now and then you can help them with other courses to empower them the more. I think it will save the clubs from unnecessary spending. We have very competent coaches which I see myself as one of those coaches to handle Hearts of Oak and make it great it again” he said.