Losing three league games in a row cost the former Black Stars captain his job, but the fired coach believes it goes beyond that
The Phobians terminated the contract of the former Ghana international on Wednesday following a board meeting to review the club's poor run in the Ghana Premier League.
Speaking moments after the news broke, Akunnor told Goal.com Ghana he discharged his duties well, but believes his quest to stand by the truth led to his dismissal.
“I’m cool. It’s normal,” the former Wolfsburg captain told Goal.com Ghana. “I have stood by my decision to instill discipline in the team and if some people feel so uncomfortable with it then so be it.”
“You know me; I’m straight forward so if I see that something is not going on well I won’t hide it. I will say it. So many things have been happening, but it’s part of the job. Life goes on.”
Hearts have lost three successive games in the five-week old league which has seen the Phobians drop to 13th on the log.
Akunnor joined the Phobians halfway through last season in March 2011 after the club relieved Serbian coach Nebojsa Vucicevic of his duties. He managed to guide the team to the third spot on the standings.