Kotoko close in on Danish coach Pederson

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The Porcupine Warriors are on the verge of announcing a Danish manager as Zdravko Lugurasic’s replacement

Asante Kotoko are on the verge of appointing Danish manager Ove Pederson as the club's new coach, according to reports in the local media.

The Kumasi-giants are without a head coach following the sacking of Zdravko Lugurasic in March, due to a poor run of results. Despite a perfect start to the season and leading the log after matchday seven, Kotoko's performance have taken a nosedive and are without a victory in six games.

They have used three coaches so far but the 3-1 defeat to rivals Hearts of Oak in the Ghana's 60th anniversary game have prompted another appointment and Pederson was spotted in the stands.

"I will not talk much about the club I will be joining because it's not my style. And I have previously been offered a job by the press that I knew nothing about," Pedersen said.

"But now it sounds like you have some information, and I do like to be polite, and I will not lie. Yes, I'm in Ghana. I am considering right now, whether it is here that I must continue my coaching career or not.

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"The plan is that the club would like to change their coach, when the first part of the season is over in a few rounds, but I have not made up my mind whether I will say yes or no yet.

"I've had a long meeting with the club's management and will meet with them again, and then we will see whether I will say yes or no, but we are not there yet," he added.

Kotoko will hope to end their winless league run with an away trip against Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

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