Thomas Abbey of Accra Hearts of Oak
Monday Feb 19, 2018. 15:00
Ghana Premier League side Hearts of Oak are reportedly demanding a payment of US$56,000 from dismissed coach Frank Nuttall.
The British coach was fired this past weekend - having initially been placed on suspension - for advising Hearts players not to renew their contracts and assisting in their transfers away from the club.
Hearts set-up a three-man committee to investigate the coach’s behaviour, and they uncovered that Nuttall was also allegedly paid US$50,000 and US$6,000 from the transfers of two unnamed players.
The Accra-based club is now demanding that Nuttall pay this money back to them, arguing that it was illegally obtained.
According Graphic Sports, the committee's findings linked the coach to the Scottish firm NM Football Consultancy, as collaborators for the transfer of players of Hearts.
Nuttall is said to have told the Committee: “It's a difference of understanding pertaining to the job.
“It is an error of judgement on my part for not informing the board and the administration [for which] I apologise to the committee and I plead that it should not cost me my job.”