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“I’ve come home,” says new Hearts coach Odoom

Coach Edward Nii Odoom says he feels he has come home after signing for Accra Hearts of Oak.

He’s joined the Phobians as new assistant coach after leaving Tema Youth, a side he side he guided to relegation from the Ghana Premier League last season.

“I have known some of the technical team members for the past 20 years. I played colts with [head coach] Henry Lamptey [Wellington] so I have come home; I am not in the wilderness,” Nii Odoom told in his first interview.

“The reception I have received since joining the club has been very cordial from the boys, and my co. technical team members.

“If you watch us carefully, it is as if I was here last season because of the relationship I have with all the players and the technical team.

“I have had a good rapport with the players and the fans can see that even through our warm-ups. We are one and we are working hard to achieve success for this club.”

The new Hearts Assistant Coach reveals a change in philosophy in the team’s approach and says the fans must be patient with the process.

“Hearts have changed their style of play from last season,” he continued. “Now we are building a culture where we can start from the back; play from the back to the middle to the attack. We do not want to bypass the midfield. We want to work and we want everybody to be involved in the buildup. We are changing from one philosophy to the other but with more games, we will get there and so the fans have to be patient for now.”

“We are working on our set-pieces, communication and team organization. Team organization is something that we are working on day-in-day-out and once we get it right, this year will be a very good year for Accra Hearts of Oak,” he added.




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