Erstwhile Black Meteors head coach Malik Jabir has expressed his shock at the exit of coach Maxwell Konadu however he has also intimated his desire and interest of assuming the coaching role at the Porcupine Warriors.
Asante Kotoko, the most glamorous outfit in the Ghana Premier League, have enshrined themselves as trigger-happy club i.e. sacking and hiring managers at will and it came as little surprise when Maxwell Konadu was hurriedly sent packing following the club’s defeat to Great Olympics.
The sack of Maxwell Konadu has divided opinion with a section of the fanbase agreeing with management due to the poor performance on the field and results churned in the five-game old competition however a cross section of the supporters believe the hiring managers should have exercised patience following the large scale of players bought by the club.
Sharing his opinion on the exit of the former home based Black Stars coach, Malik Jabir told Kumasi-based media outlet Ashh FM:
“Everyone wasn’t expecting this news, [sack of Coach Maxwell Konadu]. It’s too early to take the decision to sack Maxwell Konadu,”
He continued: “I didn’t believe Kotoko will sack its coach. I was shocked when they sack Maxwell,”
He suggested the club should have taken a definitive decision after ten games.
“We should’ve taken time to play at least ten matches before purchasing of players after manhyia banned signing of players,”
Malik Jabir, who has previously managed the club expressed his readiness to step in the hot seat should he be called upon to serve as head coach.
“If the management wants me I don’t have problem I’m coming to serve Kotoko not anyone and if they want me I’m ever ready for Asante Kotoko job,”
He stressed the club should go in for a home based coach instead of an expatriate.
“We should appoint local coach not foreign coach.”
In the interim assistant manager Johnson Smith will serve as a stop-gap gaffer ahead of their clash against Dreams FC at the Theater Of Dreams.