Spanish coach Antonio Flores interested in Kotoko job
With Kjetil Zachariassen’s contract situation in the air following Asante Kotoko’s painful elimination from the CAF Confederations Cup as a result of a defeat meted them by San Pedro on Sunday, several heads are expected to roll including the technical department.
The Norwegian gaffer has come under severe pressure since Kotoko’s 0-3 loss to Etoile du Sahel. The fans called for his sack, but Management found way to jolt the fans out of any fear and asked for patience and support for the coach.
The situation has taken a nosedive following last weekend’s defeat and the Zachariassen absconded from the team’s hotel after his manager told him transpired between him(manager )and the Executive Chairman of the club, Dr. Kwame Kyei.
Zachariassen is not likely to return to his position as coach of the club meaning the position will be vacant soon and Kotoko will soon be in the market for one.
Several names are being speculated in the Ghanaian media but one that seems to be gaining weight is Antonio Flores.
At 47, the Spanish German has had working stints in Europe and Africa serving in different roles and capacities.
“I know Kotoko is a great club in Africa and would deem it an honor to work with them.” He told kickgh.com
“I am not new to the terrain as I have previously worked in Uganda, Lesotho and South Africa. I have a lot of i can bring to the table when I am considered for the job.”
Flores is a UEFA Pro Licence Coaching license holder He holds a Spanish level 3 coaching Football License, CAF B Licence.
He speaks English, Castellano, German and Russian languages. Flores is a cousin to former Watford and now Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores.