Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Laryea Kingston has declared his interest in becoming coach at the club.

The position is currently occupied by interim-manager Henry Wellington who has led the club to a shaky start to the 2017/2018 Ghana Premier League Season.

Many sections of the club’s fan base are not happy with their underwhelming start but the former Black Stars player insists the team needs a little more time to function properly.

"Talking about Accra Hearts of Oak, they are now in the process of building a new team. Last season they had problems with their players not signing a new contracts so when you look at the team they are totally new so definitely it will take time for them to gel and then have their rhythm," he said.

"They have had a slow start, let's wait till the end of the first round then we will see what we can say about the team but trust me it has not been that bad, they have been winning, they have been losing and drawing so there is more room to improve."

However, when Laryea was quizzed about the possibility of becoming the next coach of the Phobians, 37-year-old said,

"Sure, Sure, sure, sure," he replied without hesitation.

"Trust me, I'm ever ready to honour an invitation and I'm looking forward to Coaching Hearts of Oak. Hearts of Oak is in my blood," he patted his chest.

The former Ghanaian international played for Hearts between 2001 to 2003 and returned later in the 2012-13 season to play for the club again.

By Daraja Mutari/