Newly appointed Director of football and head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak Kim Grant has promised to return the Phobians to their glory days.

The ex-Ghana international is confident he is the man to end the club’s nine-years wait for a major trophy.

“I am humbled at the opportunity to lead this great football Club” - The 46 year old gaffer said in his first interview with the club.

“My sincere thanks go out to the Club’s esteemed leaders for having the faith and confidence in me to return the Club to its position at the pinnacle of African football”

“I understand the expectations at a Club like Hearts and am ready to get to work.  Under my leadership, we will bring back the ‘Never Say Die’ spirit”

“I ask all True Phobians to fully embrace and support this exciting new chapter.  Together, we will rise again.”

Grant is expected to add his depth of experience to the Hearts bench, having started his career with Charlton Athletic before playing for other clubs such as Luton Town, Millwall, Yeovil Twon, AFC Wimbledon and others.

His managerial experience has also taken him to clubs such as Working, before returning to coach FC Takoradi. He also worked as the technical director of Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs where he helped to save them from relegation in 2014.

By Daraja Mutari