Doubts cast on Kenichi Yatshuhashi's Hearts future



A member of Hearts’ five-man strategic committee, Vincent Sowah Odotei has injected a note of uncertainty over the future of coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi.

The Japanese trainer is under mounting pressure following the side’s unflattering pre-season form.

Conceding nine goals and scoring just one in three friendly games have not helped matters for the ‘amateur’ coach.

The future of the 46-year-old is under serious consideration after he sanctioned the acquisition of several inferior players.

A potential financial own goal appears to be in the offing with the nine newly signed players expected to be shown the exit for their lack of quality.

The American-trained physical education instructor has done little to inspire confidence amid his shocking $20,000 signing on fee for a coach who has no experience with a top-flight side anywhere in the world.

A member of the newly formed strategic committee Vincent Sowah Odotei has revealed the position of the coach will be reviewed.

“We have just been brought on board so we will evaluate everything before a decision is taken.” Odotei said when asked by the Japanese coach.

The club’s majority shareholder Togbe Afede, who is reported not to have had a hand in the appointment of the ‘Toyota engineer’, is livid with the choice of the trialist trainer.

General Manager Gerald Ankrah is beginning to feel the heat for spearheading the appointment of the coach despite the constant rejection from the club’s supporters.

GHANAsoccernet.com sleuth hounding has revealed the coach will be sacked if he fails to win the FirsTrust G6 tournament scheduled for Sekondi next month.

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