Nana Kwasi Gyambibi, personal Assistant to Executive Chairman, Dr. Kwame Kyei, has debunked reports that the club is currently seeking to hire former coach, Maxwell Konadu.
Coker, as he is known in football circles told Kotoko Express App that, the club has not considered hiring the services of the Black Stars B Coach, adding that, the decision to sign Johnson Smith as the Assistant Coach is not influenced by the said report.
Johnson Smith, an Assistant Coach in 2007 and Caretaker Coach in 2008, completed his third Kotoko coming with a two-year contract on Friday to become the club’s new Assistant Coach.
The move follows the club’s elimination from the Champions League.
A section of the media has, as a result, described it to be the first step of a major technical shake-up that would see the replacement of Coach Kjetil Zachariassen with Black Stars B Coach, Maxwell Konadu.
“There is no truth in the rumoured move for Maxwell Konadu.
“I think when it became a rumour that we were edging close to signing Johnson Smith, people also had the idea that the move was geared at hiring a new Coach for Johnson to be his Assistant which was never in our plan.
“Moreover, we weren’t considering who will be the Head Coach. We felt that the Assistant Coach area needed a beef up, and that is what we have done. We are hoping he works hard for the progress of Kotoko,” he said.
Credit: Steven Boadi