Hearts Get Koopman Replacement

Hearts of Oak have appointed Aboubakar Ouattara, in the stead of Dutch football manager Martinus Koopman who was sacked in November last year.

The club announced it over the weekend alongside its new Managing Director, Mr Delali Anku-Adiamah in a press statement.

Ouattara, a CAF License ‘A’ coaching holder, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

“The Board of Accra Hearts of Oak have appointed the Ivorian – Coach Aboubakar Ouattara as the club’s substantive head coach. His appointment takes immediate effect.”

He will start training with the team this week, the Club said.

“Coach Outtara has worked and achieved success in several African countries both as a Coach and Technical Director. He worked as the Technical Advisor for Moroccan giants, WAC between 2017-2023, helping them win the CAF Champions League twice.

“He also held a similar position as the Technical Director at TP Mazembe (2009-2011) during which time they won the CAF Champions League. He also won domestic League titles with TP Mazembe and ASV Club of the RDC.”

Hearts parted ways with Koopman on November 14 following his appointment in August after his administration fell short of expectations.

He supervised 10 games, won just two, and had six draws and two losses. Following his departure, assistant coach, Abdul Rahim Bashiru was appointed interim head coach.

Meanwhile, the Board of the Phobians announced a former official at the Finance Department of Manchester United, Mr Delali Anku-Adiamah, as the club’s Managing Director.

“Mr. Delali Anku-Adiamah holds a PhD in Computational Systems Biology from the University of Manchester UK, BSc in Computer Science with Business Management from the University of Birmingham, UK amongst many other qualifications.

“He previously worked at the Finance Department of Manchester United, Accenture as the Technology Consultant Manager, Markit as VP, Professional Services CodedRed RMS, FactSet as Senior Implementation Specialist, Autonomy, and HP Company as the Technical Specialist (Pre-Sale). He also worked at several other reputable companies at management level.”

Heats of Oak are 11th on the league log after their not-so-impressive performance this season. They have managed four wins, four losses and nine draws in 17 games with 21 points.

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