The ex-Phobian man believes the stop-gap coach of the one-time continental club masters has what it takes to lead the club ahead of the upcoming top-flight
Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Sam Johnson has called on management to appoint interim gaffer Henry Wellington as the club’s substantive manager for the upcoming 2017/18 Ghana Premier League season.
The Premier League giants recently sacked their Scottish manager Frank Nuttall following his underhand dealings in transfering players out of their fold.
However his right-hand man has been installed as the stop-gap coach for the forthcoming season and the 44-year-old is already advocating for his approval for the hot seat.
“I think Wellington has been with the club for two or three months now preparing and they’re doing well,” Johnson told Radio Gold
“They’ve even beaten arch-rivals (Kotoko) in one of the off-season games under him,”
” And so Wellington can handle the team provided they’ll give him the needed free hands to operate. They should respect him as l’m sure he can do the job,” he reiterated.
He added :”If he recommends some players, they should sign them for him say one, two or three quality players in order to replace the departed ones thereby blending them with the current squad. With this l believe that he can do the work by succeeding as well.”
The ex- Anderlecht man minced no words in critcising his former employers for engaging their fired Scotsman as he was left fuming at his conduct during his stay with them.
“But as to the appointment of the White coaches, Hearts of Oak only knows the motive behind that,”
“They brought in a white coach thinking he knows better than anybody in this country and look at what has happened now?,” he bemoaned.
By Hassan Alhassan