Accra Hearts of Oak are expected to announce the appointment of Former National Team Coach, Jones Attuquayefio as the new trainer of the team latest by Thursday, following the departure of German coach, Ernst Middendorp.
Information available to HAPPY FM indicates that officials of the Hearts are currently discussing the details of the agreement with Coach Attuquayefio, who guided Hearts to the 2000 CAF Champions League Triumph. Jones who was named as the best African coach in the 2000 is regarded as one of the best coaches on the African continent. He resigned as the coach to the Benin National Team for the nonpayment of his salaries after guiding them to their first African Cup Nations tournament earlier this year in Tunisia.
The Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of Hearts, Tommy Okine is hopeful negotiations with Coach Attuquayefio will be finished by Wednesday.
Middendorp resigned after guiding the team to the last eight of the CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday. The tough German finally confirmed speculation about his exit from the job he took up five months ago after the match, disclosing that he had tendered his resignation to the club's management even before the game against AS Douanes of Senegal on Saturday. The former Asante Kotoko coach who joined Hearts of Oak in February this year. By Kwasi Boafo Assuman, with contributions from Kwame Oware of HAPPY Sports Desk