Hearts ready to give Sergio Traguil the boot

Published on: 15 October 2016
Hearts ready to give Sergio Traguil the boot
Sergio Traguil

Accra Hearts of Oak are poised to terminate the contract of Portuguese trainer Sergio Traguil after he led the Phobians to a disappointing second round in the 2015/2016 season.

Traguil drew the ire of the Hearts board during the week when he accused his then assistant coach, Yaw Preko and goalkeeper’s trainer, Nassam Yakubu of sabotage in an interview on Viasat 1.

His sacking has been delayed by the absence of majority shareholder, Togbe Afede XIV who is out of the country.

Other Board members of the club have demanded the tape from Viasat 1 and sources say they are confident that it will convince Togbe Afede XIV to give Traguil the boot.

Nicknamed the Mourinho of Port-Alegre, Traguil failed to live up to the billing after signing a three-year contract as a Youth Team coach with the Phobians in the middle of the 2015-16 season.

Traguil was named as a stop-gap coach for the senior team after the club sacked Japanese-American, Kenichi Yatsuhashi.

A string of poor results saw saw the Phobians title ambitions fade and he was asked to go back to his previous post with assistant, Yaw Preko seeing out the last three games of the 2015-16 season.

Traguil’s stewardship of the Youth Team has not been better as he finished the first round of the Greater Accra Regional Division 2 Zone 3 league in the bottom of the 13-team league.