Ex Enyimba coach explains reasons he quit Ghana’s Hearts of Oak
Former Enyimba of Aba coach, Kosta Papic, has given reasons he stepped down as Accra Hearts of Oak manager, Orient Sports reports.
Papic, 60, managed Nigeria’s most successful and most decorated club, Enyimba, for four years (1998-2002), before taking over technical helm at Enugu Rangers (2002-2003).
The Serbian who previously took charge at Lobi Stars (1993-1998) then spent 2003-2004 season at Kwara United before journeying to the South African Premier Soccer League, PSL, where he took charge of Orlando Pirates 2004-2006.
But Papic now claims he decided to step down as Hearts of Oak coach because of interference in his job by the club’s top hierarchy.
The Novi Sad SR Serbia born coach who is in his second stint with the Phobians, confirmed his departure on Monday, 15 February 2021 after taking charge of ten matches.
He made a bright start after replacing Edward Odoom in November last year.
But after four matches without a win, Papic’s tactics were questioned.
”The influence from the management and board in player selection will make every professional coach uncomfortable at Hearts of Oak,” Papic told a local radio in Ghana.
During his short-lived tenure, Papic prosecuted 10 Hearts of Oak matches, won four matches, lost three and drew three.