Former Black Stars winger talks about linked Hearts of Oak coaching job

Former Black Stars winger Laryea Kingston has talked about his proposed move to Ghana Premier League outfit Hearts of Oak.

The former Ghanaian International have been linked with Hearts’ job but he has denied being appointed interim coach of Accra Hearts of Oak.

Reports on several local media platforms recently have suggested the Ghana Premier League giants had sealed an agreement with the former Black Stars player to act as interim coach after the appointment of his brother Richard Kingson as GoalkeepersTrainer.

But in a GTV Sports interview monitored by Ghanaweb, Laryea Kingston stated: “I have not been contacted by anyone from the club to become a coach,” Laryea Kingston told Willie Graham on GTV Sports Plus on Saturday.

The Ghanaian man added, “When I’m ready to become a coach and I get the opportunity, why not? I will do it maybe in the future.”

According to the player, although he harbours the dream of managing his former club, he is not yet ready to hold up such a position since he needs more time to polish his coaching skills.

Officials of Hearts of Oak have also come out to debunk rumours about Kingston’s appointment.

“We have not spoken with Laryea Kingston [to serve a role as interim coach] and any such rumours are not true. However, Richard Kingson is our goalkeeping trainer,” Vincent Sowah Odotei, a board member at Hearts of Oak told Asaase Radio.

Hearts of Oak’s coaching post became vacant last week, following the resignation of their head coach Kosta Papic after Matchday 14 of the Ghana Premier League.

Papic took charge from Nii Odoom after the Ghanaian International was showing good results. Although the Serbian International had been producing similar results, internal conflict with Hearts hierarchy got Papic fired.


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