Kenichi Yatsuhashi insists his time at Hearts was a good experience

Published on: 19 October 2019

Japanese tactician, Kenichi Yatsuhashi has in an interview revealed that his time with Ghana Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak was a very good experience.

The gaffer joined the Accra-based side in November 2015 and to some extent managed to transform the club, attracting a lot of supporters to the stadium in the process.

He, however, left the side in a sketchy circumstance after he left for the USA to top up his coaching badges.

His sack came as a shock to fans of the club who believed the Japanese was on the right to ensure the Phobians returned to their glory days.

Explaining how he landed the Hearts of Oak job in a recent interview, Kenichi Yatsuhashi shared, “After one year of working at the Aspire Academy in Qatar, which was an extremely important and valuable experience for me working alongside top European youth coaches, I decided to move on to coach a professional senior team. I contacted many agents and one of them brought my CV to Accra Hearts of Oak, one of the two biggest clubs in Ghana and CAF Champions League winners in 2000”.

He further opened up on how he was sacked but stressed that his time at Hearts was a very good experience for his career.

“I made the final shortlist of three coaches and I was finally appointed in October 2015. I worked there for 8 months and I did very well in my opinion. We were always first or second in the table, but when we dropped to fourth on goal differential, despite being level on points with the second-placed team, they decided let me go. However, it was a great experience for me”, he said