Mark Noonon Made Hearts of Oak Attractive & Marketable Not Kim Grant, Says Club Chief
Public Relations Officer of National Chapters Committee of Hearts of Oak, Kobby Jones has credited former Managing Director of the club, Mark Noonan making the club marketable.
The American administrator was appointed in 2018 and managed to rope in significant changes to the Rainbow fraternity before bowing out in March last year.
Noonan is credited as the brain behind Hearts of Oak’s kit sponsorship deal with English sports manufacturing company Umbro – with the club’s jersey voted as one of the best kits in the world.
He was also responsible for the appointment of former Black Stars striker Kim Grant, who lost his job on 31 December 2019.
Earlier this week the former Ghanaian international praised himself for making the former African champions a more attractive brand.
However, sports journalist cum supporters mouthpiece, Kobby Jones has disagreed with Kim Grant.
“Kim Grant did not make Hearts Of Oak attractive but rather Mark Daniel Noonan,” Kobby Jones told Kumasi-based Sikka FM.