Yaw Preko, the former coach of Great Olympics, has expressed his interest in taking over the vacant coaching position at Accra Hearts of Oak.
Following the departure of Serbian coach Slavko Matic during the previous season, Hearts of Oak have yet to appoint a permanent replacement.
Initially, it was anticipated that Yaw Preko would join as an assistant to Annor Walker. However, Walker surprisingly rejoined Great Olympics, leaving the Hearts of Oak coaching position vacant.
While dismissing rumors of returning to his former club, Preko acknowledged his readiness for the job and stated that he would accept the role if there was official contact.
“I haven’t received any information. Nobody has reached out to me,” Preko told Ghanasportspage.com.
“I am prepared because coaching is my profession. If someone contacts you for a job, you need to consider what is best for them. If you believe you can deliver, you accept the offer; otherwise, you move on,” added the former Medeama SC coach.
Hearts of Oak began the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League season under Samuel Boadu but concluded with David Ocloo as the interim coach following Slavko Matic’s sudden departure due to a string of poor results.
Yaw Preko, who had previously played for Hearts of Oak from 1991 to 1992 before serving as interim coach in 2016 after Kenichi Yatsuhashi’s departure, managed Great Olympics last season but was relieved of his duties following a disappointing series of performances.
Meanwhile, Annor Walker has criticized the club’s approach to contacting coaches, suggesting that there is an unethical practice of signing players before assigning them to a coach.