Mark Noonan grateful to Hearts after shocking exit

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Mark Noonan (right) tweeted this picture in which he is seen interacting with Director of Football, Kim Grant and Team Manager, Nii Sabahn Quaye during one of the team's friendly matches

Former CEO of Accra Hearts of Oak, Mark David Noonan, has expressed gratitude to the entire Phobian family after his shock exit from the club was announced on Thursday.

After spending 377 days in office, the American football administrative executive, terminated his contract with the former CAF Champions League winners, citing family and personal issues as reasons.

On Friday, Noonan took to Twitter to thank the entire Hearts family for their support during his tenure of office.

"Thank you to all the True @HeartsOfOakGH (you know who you are) who made our time in Ghana special. I sincerely appreciate your support and will miss you all dearly. Until we meet again, I am most grateful for the memories. " he tweeted.

Since he joined Hearts in March 2018, he has supervised the recruitment of several players as well as the appointment of former Ghana international Kim Grant as head coach for the side.

On his appointment, Mr Noonan facilitated the movement of the team's training sessions from the Ajax Park at Legon to the Pobiman field, which was abandoned for several years.