Ghanasoccernet.com understands Yaw Preko is favourite to take over Hearts of Oak coaching job following the surprise resignation.
Papic is yet to leave the country, but it appears the Phobians have found a replacement for him.
Preko, who recently worked as interim head coach of Great Olympics, is favourite to land the job. He did a fantastic job during his short time at Great Olympics in the absence of coach Annor Walker, who took a sick leave.
Preko was on the sidelines for five games and secured three victories including the famous 2-0 win against Hearts of Oak.
The former Ghana international in 2016 served as caretaker coach for the Phobians following the sacking of Japanese Kenichi Yatsuhashi.