Hearts of Oak: Slavko Matic applies for Black Stars vacant coaching job – Reports

Hearts of Oak manager, Slavko Matic has joined the race for the vacant Black Stars coaching job, Asaase Radio have reported.

The senior national team has been without a substantive head coach since Otto Addo stepped down from the position after the team’s group-stage exit at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Matic joined Hearts last October following the sacking of Samuel Boadu and has guided the Phobians to fourth place in the Ghana Premier League.

However, the 46-year-old appears keen on becoming Ghana’s next coach and has already made his move without informing the club’s Board.

Matic started his coaching career in his native Serbia, where he had stints with Napredak Krusevac and OFK Beograd, having also previously taken charge of Qatari outfit Al Ahli.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has indicated that over 60 coaches had so far applied for the Black Stars job.

Meanwhile, James Kwasi Appiah has joined the long list of coaches who have applied for the vacant Black Stars job.

The former Ghana coach confirmed his application in an interview with Joy Sports, where he said he was looking forward to a third stint with the national team.

The likes of Chris Hughton, George Boateng and Hector Cuper are also said to be in the running for the Ghana coaching job.

Since taking charge of the Phobians, Slavko Matic has won six games, drawn four matches and lost twice.

The UEFA Pro Licence holder has had stints in his native Serbia, China, Qatar and Slovenia, with his last job coming at Bulgarian top flight side, Septemvri Sofia where he was in charge until October 9, 2022.

Source: Modern Ghana