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Carlos Pinto Leaves Hearts of Oak After 8 Days in Charge

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Carlos Pinto Leaves Hearts of Oak After 8 Days in Charge

Information reaching our desk is that, Hearts of Oak Technical Director, Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto, has left the club.

46-year old  Portuguese left eight days after his appointment was announced.

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Our sources say, Pinto left last Saturday and has gone back to his naive country, Portugal.

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Although the announcement was made about a week ago, however, the Portuguese coach was yet to sign a contract with the club. It was unclear why he left unceremoniously.

Local media reports suggested that Mr Pinto had a disagreement with the Board of Directors over who serves as his assistant.

He was not interested in working with coach Edward Nii Odoom and wanted him replaced.

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Mr Pinto is said to have recommended club legends Amankwah Mireku and Lawrence Adjah-Tetteh but the Board kicked against them.

Our sources added that the two do not have the qualifications required to be assistants, though Mr Adjah-Tetteh was pointed as one with a licence C.

For Mr Mireku, the former skipper turned preacher, was noted to have no idea about coaching because he had not ventured into management.

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Mr Pinto is not a stranger to African football, having previously handled Angolan clubs Clube Recreativo da Caala and Recreativo de Libolo. He also coached Ethiopian giants, Saint George SA.

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