Shock alert: Kosta Papic parts way with Hearts of Oak after just 79 days!

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Kosta Papic has parted ways with Ghana Premier League giants Hearts of Oak after just 79 days in charge of the club, it has been confirmed.

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Papic returned to the 20-time league champions in November 2020 for a second stint in charge, but lasted less than three months at the helm.

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Papic had previously coached the club between 2008-2009. He also enjoyed stints at several South African clubs, including Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Maritzburg United, Black Leopards, Chippa United and Polokwane City.

He guided the club in 10 matches in the Ghanaian Premier League where he won four, drew three and lost three.

Last week Kosta Papic called for reinforcements to the squad as they fell outside the top 10 in the standings.

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The 60-year-old Serbian departs shortly after his assistant Joseph Asare Bediako who also resigned from his post last week citing personal reasons.

In a statement, the club said, ‘results have not met expectations resulting in a need for ‘new technical leadership’.

“My reasons are partly personal,” Kosta Papic said in part of his official resignation letter, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

Under-15 head coach Samuel Nii Noi has been placed as interim head coach until the club finds a long-term successor.

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