By Patrick Akoto
Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says he will consider a coaching stint with Hearts of Oak when he acquires his badge.
The 31-year-old who played for Serbian top-flight side FK Vojvodina last term has begun taking his coaching course in London.
The former Juventus and Fenerbache enforcer has not hidden his desire to exchange his boots for the suits when he hangs up his boots.
He says he will not turn down an offer to coach his boyhood club.
“I have already made up a list clubs I would like to coach once I get my badge and top of the list is my former club Hearts of Oak,” Appiah said
“Indeed I will consider all options available to me, but Hearts will be my first choice.
“I don’t want to wait for a long time before returning to the game as a coach once I retire, hence my decision to start now.
“Many of my friends are eager to join me and I’m happy about it. I believe I will succeed in that area of football just like I did during my days as a player, which I’m still active.
“The likes of Guardiola, Di Matheo, Akunnor, Preko and Otto Addo are all succeeding as coaches after their playing careers and I know I won’t be an exception,”