Accra Hearts of Oak has in recent years become a pathetic version of their former, all-conquering self. The club has become mired in mediocrity and year after year fans continue to suffer with no end in sight.
Management of the club has constantly failed its supporters, often appointing the wrong man to head the team and yet paradoxically, sacking the managers who are doing well due to personality clashes.
This has led the current situation where the club has just unveiled their third manager in less than a year.
Kim Grant has been announced by Hearts of Oak as their new head coach, replacing Seth Hoffman.
Grant’s appointment was announced via a club statement.
“Accra Hearts of Oak is pleased to announce that Mr. Kim Grant has agreed to join the club as the director of football and first team coach,” the statement read.
“Grant will officially begin his tenure as of December 1, 2018. The club would like to thank interim head coach Mr. Seth Hoffman for his dedicated service to the club.”
Hoffman took over as interim coach after former manager Frank Nuttall was sacked earlier in the year.
After his appointment, Grant expressed his excitement at his new role.
“I am humbled at the opportunity to lead this great football club,” he said.
“My sincere thanks go out to the club’s esteemed leaders for having the faith and confidence in me to return the club to its position at the pinnacle of African football.
“I understand the expectations at a club like Hearts of Oak and I’m ready to get to work. Under my leadership, we will bring back the never say die spirit and ask all Phobians to fully embrace and support this exciting new chapter,” he added.
Kim Grant, a former striker, was capped 14 times for Ghana and played for Charlton Athletic and Luton Town during his heydays.