Villarreal, Hearts of Oak sack coaches

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Villarreal on Sunday sacked coach Jose Molina as Accra Hearts of Oak also kick out Serbian coach Nebojsa Vucicevic.

After the club’s 1-0 defeat at Levante, leaving them 17th in the league just above the relegation zone Villarreal sacked coach Jose Molina.

“Villarreal has decided to end the contract of Jose Molina as first-team coach after the defeat against Levante. His successor is yet to be determined,” the club said on its web site.

Molina is the second coach to leave Villarreal this season after Juan Carlos Garrido was sacked in December.

Villarreal, who were eliminated in the pool phase of the Champions League without winning a point, are three points ahead of Sporting Gijon.

Hearts of Oak sacks coach for “poor” results

Accra – One of Ghana’s most successful clubs, Accra Hearts of Oak, has sacked its Serbian coach, Nebojsa Vucicevic, for a series of “poor results.”

The poor results had forced supporters to demand a change in the technical team.

The club, which trails their arch rival, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, by nine points on the premier league table, is seeking to revive its challenge for the league trophy.

“We have parted ways with the coach (Vucicevic) by mutual consent,”’’ Hearts Chief Executive Officer, Fred Crentsil, said.

“There have been some agitations of late and we believe the decision reached is in the best interest of the club,’’ he added.

Vucicevic, the former FK Srem manager, was appointed Hearts’ coach in February 2011 when the club was languishing at the bottom half of the table.

He, however, brought up the club to end the season as runner-up.

Shaibu Tanko, assistant coach, will take interim charge of the team until a substantive coach is appointed, the club said. (AFP and NAN)

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