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REPORTS: Koopman lands in Ghana for Hearts of Oak coaching job

Martin Koopman arrives in Ghana for Hearts of Oak job

Dutch trainer, Martin Koopman has reportedly landed in Ghana to take over the Hearts of Oak coaching job.

The Hearts of Oak coaching job has been vacant since the sacking of Serbian tactician Slavko Matic in midway of last season.

The position was handed to David Ocloo on the interim for the rest of last season and was fired after completing the league season.

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The Phobians have been in the market searching for a new head coach for the forthcoming league season.

And as earlier reported, the former Ghana Premier League champions have settled on astute Dutch trainer Martin Koopman for the vacant position.

According to reports reaching the desk of, Koopman has landed in Ghana to finalize the deal with the Ghanaian football powerhouse.

The 67-year old was highly recommended to the Hearts of Oak management by the club’s technical director Rene Hiddink who is also from the Netherlands.

Martin Koopman is a former Dutch defender who boast of huge experience in his coaching career, having handled clubs like Cambuur, Go Ahead Eagles, FC Groningen, FC Den Bosch, Roda JC, AS Vita Club and host of others.

He has also coached the Saudi Arabia and Maldives national teams in his career.

Koopman will be assisted by Abdul Rahim Bashiru Tijani who joined Hearts of Oak as assistant coach from Legon Cities FC.

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