Michael Osei reveals how he rejected a top coaching job in Sudan but still got fired at Kotoko

Published on: 29 May 2020

Star Madrid coach, Michael Osei says he rejected an offer from Sudan after opting to work with Kotoko.

The gaffer was the assistant coach to Steve Pollack at Kotoko and helped the club to win the MTN FA Cup title.

Many tipped the former Ghana international to be named the head coach following the exit of the English coach.

However, after Dr Kwame Kyei took over, Osei kept his assistant coach role when Serbian trainer Zdravko Logarušić was hired.

Subsequently, the former Liberty Professional Coach lost his position at Kotoko after claims that the new trainer (Zdravko Logarušić) could not work with him.

“The change in Management affected me a lot, I was very disappointed, I think it was a wrong decision they took,” Osei spoke to TV3.

“We are working as professionals and this is my mother Club and wanted to achieve something with the Club.

“Kwesi Appiah was coaching in Sudan and he even decided to take me to join him in Sudan but we both sat and discussed that I should stay at Kotoko because hopefully, I could become the head coach because I was doing great and that would help my CV.

“So I decided to stay at Kotoko and Kwesi Appiah went in for another person to assist him in Sudan.

“The problem started and the new management came and they brought a new Coach thus Coach Lugarosic from Serbia and they said I can assist him and I was okay, I didn’t say no.

“Later on the problem continued and they called me to tell me the Coach said he cannot work with me, so I was very disappointed,” he added.

Coach David Duncan named Michael Osei when he was named as the head coach of the club in 2017.

Michael Osei currently serves as the assistant coach for the Ghana U-23 side and helped supervised the team together with head Coach Ibrahim Tanko at the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Egypt, a competition Ghana failed to grab a ticket to the Olympics.