Accra Hearts of Oak have confirmed the exit of Coach Frank Eliot Nuttall from the club.
The Scotsman was suspended last week for “unsporting and unethical behavior.”
A Committee made up three board members was instituted to investigate Nuttall’s alleged actions “which were in direct conflict with the interests of the club.”
After receiving recommendations from the Committee, the Hearts of Oak board resolved to terminate their remaining one-year contract with Nuttall.
A statement by the clubu reads:
“The Board of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited has, with immediate effect, terminated Coach Frank Elliot Nuttall’s contract for behaviours which were in direct conflict with the interests of the club,” it read.
Upon receiving allegations about certain underground dealings by Mr. Nuttall, the Board constituted a three-person committee to investigate the facts of the case and give the coach an opportunity to defend himself against said allegations. After a thorough review of the facts and hearing Nuttall’s defense, the committee was unanimous in its recommendation to the full Board that his contract be terminated.”
According to the committee’s report, Coach Nuttall admitted to his involvement in aiding and introducing players of the club to agents and vice versa without the knowledge of the management of the club. “
Effective immediately, Assistant Coach, Henry Lamptey Wellington, has been asked to take charge of the first team duties and will serve as Interim Head Coach, until further notice.”
The Board would like to ask for the continuous support and cooperation of all stakeholders for Coach Wellington and his backroom staff.”
Nuttall, 48, who was engaged by the Phobians on February 16, 2017 on a two-year contract. He guided Hearts of Oak to third place in the Ghana Premier League and also led the side to the final of the MTN FA Cup but lost out to arch-rivals Asante Kotoko.