Hearts chief Neil Armstrong Mortagbe insists coach Mohammed Polo has contributed positively to the side since his arrival and deserves respect.Â
Polo has come under constant criticism from some fans following the sideâ€™s inconsistent display in the Ghanaian top-flight.
He took over at a time they were trailing Kotoko by only a point but has seen the gap widened to nine with seven games to end the campaign.
Boo-boys jeered at him after their 3-1 drubbing at Liberty Professionals last Sunday but Managing Director Neil Armstrong Mortagbe has demanded for respect for the iconic Hearts figure.
â€œWhen you look at the sequence of results, I believe the supporters are right in the assertions that itâ€™s not going the way it ought to be going,â€ he told Accra-based Power FM
â€œI think it was the fifth defeat in about ten or eleven matches. That is 50% loss rate which is not kind of perform you expect from a club of our stature.
â€œBut he has been faced with huge challenges in the areas of availability of his playing stock. We need to look at the factors that contribute to either a victory or a defeat.
â€œWithin this environment, he has won some games. Encounters that we struggled with in the last few years. I take a typical example Hearts versus Dwarfs. We hadnâ€™t beaten Dwarfs in Cape Coast for several years; I think 13 or 14 years.
â€œHe led the team there to win. We had not beaten Ashantigold in the last five meetings but he led the team to beat them here.
â€œSo there have been positives to out of his impact and contribution to the team.
â€œThat havenâ€™t been said some of the defeats have been ignominiousâ€
The Accra side host Heart of Lions on Sunday at the Accra stadium in a game they desperately need to win.