Hearts set to confirm Hoffmann as coach

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Coach Seth Hoffman has impressed his employers so far. Picture: @heartsofoakGH

Accra Hearts of Oak are close to confirming interim coach, Seth Hoffmann, after an unsuccessful attempt at landing the signature of a preferred top notch choice.

The Phobians were reported to have turned their attention to the European market to scout for a coach, but after failing in that effort, they resorted to the local market for solution, while Hoffman was drafted as a stop-gap measure.

Having assessed the performance of the ex-Hearts of Lions gaffer, the club seem ready to hand Hoffmann full responsibility.

A source close to the club confirmed to the Graphic Sports yesterday that the Hearts board and management were satisfied with his performance so far, and they were ready to make him the substantive coach.

Hoffmann has been in charge of the club since Henry Wellington was fired as caretaker coach in June for poor performance and has been credited for the sudden transformation of the club, which has led to their recent 3-0 win against Bechem United and 2-0 victory over Liberty Professionals in friendly matches.

Graphic Sports sources reveal that the coach’s philosophy sits well with the club and barring any late turnaround, the former Wa All Stars coach would be given the green light to take charge of the club.

Hearts' board chairman,Togbe Afede XIV, according to a club source, is eager to see the coach take full responsibility of the Phobians.

Hoffmann previously had a stint with Kpando Heart of Lions and also deputised for his former boss, Wellington, during the pre-season last year.

A Hearts source confirmed also that some discussions had taken place among members of the board of directors who have given their full blessing to the idea of maintaining the former Auroras coach due to the transformation he has brought to the team.

“I think what the team would do now would be to scout for a technical director to support Hoffman but he would be confirmed as the head coach,” the source hinted.