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New Hearts coach Mohammed Polo will limit team tinkering
Official: Hearts appoint Mohammed Polo as head coach until the end of the season
MOHAMMED POLO: THE FIRST INTERVIEW...
Mohammed Polo, Hearts Coach After winning his first game in charge, Mohammed Polo gave an exclusive interview to www.accraheartsofoak.com Mohammed Ahmed Polo was appointed the new coach of Accra Hearts of Oak last week. The former player, who served Hearts for close to three decades, has been given a short term contract to lead his darling Club for the league and F.A Cup challenge. The dribbling magician is in his third stint as Hearts of Oak Head coach. In his first stint, he managed the team as a player coach in 1988/89 and led the team to win the 1989 FA Cup. It was a memorable cup final with Polo's team coming from behind to win 4-1 on penalties after Kumasi Cornerstones had taken the lead in the 4th minute only to concede the equalizer with as many minutes remaining. The 1989 FA Cup winning coach returned in the 1994/95 season and qualified the team for the quarter-finals of the now defunct Africa Cup Winners Cup, only to be asked to step aside as Hearts went on to lose 4-3 on aggregate to J.S Kabylie under caretaker coach J.E Sarpong. Polo has been put in the hot seat again, for the third time, and after winning his first match for the Club, Mohammed Polo (MP) revealed to www.accraheartsofoak.com (AHO) in this exclusive interview, his plans, targets, what made him take the job and a lot more. Read more below: AHO: What has changed: the old coach Polo of 1995 and the new coach Polo of 2013? So Polo did not lose at the quarter-finals. The fight for the league title continues with Mohammed Polo. AHO: Thank you so very much Mohammed Polo, we wish you all the best for the rest of the season. Mohammed Polo still at post
Hearts to sack Polo for fighting players
Source: sportscrusaderonline.com Date: 23-12-2013 Time: 12:12:41:pm Hearts manager Mohammed Polo will be sacked today if the Board and Management pass the vote of no confidence in him. A highly placed Hearts of Oak source has confirmed to sportscrusaderonline.com that the club's manager Mohammed Ahmed Polo will be asked to step aside from the first team. The Hearts Board will today demand tangible reasons which led to the elimination of Hearts from the MTN FA Cup competition and why the manager clashed with some players of the team. Polo will face the Hearts Board and Management in a Technical meeting at 10:00am prompt today (Monday 23rd December 2013) and the Hearts source who disclosed this to sportscrusaderonline.com has revealed that Polo has lost the confidence of both the Board and Management and could be sacked today for failing to live up to expectations. Since taking over, Polo has seen his team play four matches and has won one, drawn one and lost twice. Polo is also said to have clashed with some senior players of the team after he accused them of sabotaging him to ensure that he does not succeed as a Hearts manager. Polo is said to have slammed two of his first team players for failing to travel with the team to Wa where the Phobians lost to All Stars. Sources say "Polo did not act professionally when he called two of his players and heaped insults on them for not travelling to Wa to play in the All Stars game. The players have officially lodged complain and we will go into that and if that proves to be true then its unfortunate Polo would have to go for poorly conducting himself". Sportscrusaderonline.com investigations proved that the two players were all nursing various forms on injury and couldn't have played in the game against All Stars. According to the Hearts source some coaches have been contacted to step in for Polo. The source said "Polo has failed and we are all disappointed in him. The Board, Management and the fans have all been disappointed and we don't think it will be prudent to let him continue as manager of the side". The source also revealed that Polo will be relocated to take charge of Hearts' junior team Auroras. "We don't intend to sack him entirely because we have realized that he will be good at the junior level. Once we get a replacement for him, Polo will take charge at Auroras to build the junior team".
HEARTS APPOINT MOHAMMED POLO AS HEAD COACH...
Accra Hearts of Oak has appointed one of its legends, Mohammed Ahmed Polo as its new manager. He replaces David Duncan with whom the club parted ways some weeks ago. Polo's appointment as Hearts manager will last till the end of the 2013/2014 football season after which it could be reviewed. Mohammed Polo is expected to start his career as Hearts manager within the week and would be in charge of the team during the upcoming week13 Premiership game against Dwarfs at Cape Coast. Born on 11th November, 1956, the new coach shares birthday with the club that celebrated its 102nd birthday exactly a fortnight ago. The dribbling magician, as he is affectionately called, holds a CAF License B certificate. Mohammed Polo is back at the club that brought him to fame as a footballer in the early 70s through to the 80s and which he coached to the quarter final of the defunct African Cup Winners Cup in 1995. Polo played youth football with Auroras in Accra before signing for Hearts of Oak. Mohammad Polo played for the famous Dubai Club, Al Wasl in the 1980s where the fans bonded with him and his skills and still remember the magic 20 years after his departure. Mohammed Polo still at post
Under fire Hearts of Oak coach Mohammed Polo has rebuffed earlier rumours that he has resigned as head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak.