Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting club has announced the appointment of Sergio Daniel Traguil as coach of the club’s youth teams.
The announcement was made via an official release Thursday evening indicating the new head for its U20 and U17 youth teams known as the Auroras and Royal Oaks respectively. This is a bid to revive the club’s youth system to produce a lot of young talents for the club.
Sergio Daniel is a Portuguese trainer who has previously worked with the youth teams of Sporting Lisbon and Benfica. He is known for his scouting credentials and very used to African players. The young coach is touted as the ‘new Mourinho’ back in his native Portugal.
He is expected to begin his duties from Monday June 20, 2016.
Below is the official press release signed by Communications Manager Kwame Opare Addo:
16th June, 2016.
HEARTS APPOINT FOREIGN COACH TO TAKE OVER YOUTH TEAMS
Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited is glad to announce to the sporting public of the appointment of a Portuguese trainer – Sergio Daniel Monir Traguil as head coach of its junior teams – Auroras (U20) and Royal Oaks (U17).
The Portuguese trainer who will come with a personal assistant is expected to arrive in Ghana on Thursday – 16/06/2016 and will take charge of the youth teams from Monday, 20/06/2016.
Under this arrangement, Mr Traguil’s assistant would be responsible for scouting and other supportive technical tasks while local coaches will assist in the actual coaching of the two teams and also as assistants to Mr Traguil.
This new arrangement is part of the long term plan to lay a very solid foundation for a sustainably competitive, efficient and successful club.
Mr Traguil and his team would be expected to help develop a strong youth team from which the players would be tapped into the first team.
We would therefore entreat all Phobians to give this new arrangement their unflinching support to ensure the attainment of the set objectives.
Phobia. We never say die.
The Hearts first team is coached by Japanese-American Kenichi Yatsuhashi who joined the side just before the start of the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League season.
The announcement of the appointment of Traguil fuels rumours of Hearts of Oak sacking Yatsuhashi to make room for the new expatriate manager in the coming days should he record poor results.
With 26 points, Hearts currently lie fourth on the ongoing league which resumes with the second round on June 25.