Mark Noonan grateful to Hearts of Oak fans after shock departure

Published on: 15 March 2019

Former Hearts of Oak Chief Executive Officer Mark Noonan has expressed his gratitude to their supporters following his shock exit from the club.

The football marketing expert, who was on the verge of restructuring the club into a global football brand refused to return to the country after a reported falling out with the club owner, Togbe Afede XIV.

The two are said not to have agreed on the policy direction of the club as the needed investment was not being made in the areas he thinks can catapult the Phobians to greatness.

Noonan however took to his Twitter handle for the first time after the news broke out to thank the club’s fans for their unflinching support during his short stint.

“Thank you to all the True @HeartsOfOakGH (you know who you are) who made our time in Ghana special. I sincerely appreciate your support and will miss you all dearly.  Until we meet again, I am most grateful for the memories.  #AHOSC #BeatKotoko.

Noonan officially began his duty in March 2018 with the task of reviving a club's fortune and image.

On his appointment as the CEO, Noonan facilitated the movement of the team's training from the Legon Ajax Park to the Pobiman field, which has been earmarked for a sports complex.

He supervised several recruitments at the Club including the appointment of former Ghana international Kim Grant as head coach for the side.

Meanwhile, the Rainbow club have promptly announced the appointment of Mr Frederick Moore as new managing director of the club.

Mr. Moore’s appointment came some few hours after it was confirmed the American marketing guru will not return to post at the Accra-based club.