Sebastian Barnes joins race for Hearts of Oak coaching job

The former Ghana U17 star has openly expressed his interest to grab the Hearts of Oak coaching job which became vacant since Wednesday

Former Ghana U17 skipper, Sebastian Barnes says he is ready to take over as head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak after the sacking of C.K Akunnor.

The coach of the under 17 side of the German Bundesliga giants, Bayer Leverkusen has never hidden his desire to lead his former side.

After the axing of Akunnor on Wednesday, the 35-year-old thinks the timing is right for him come down to head the technical team of the Phobians.

"I am ever ready for the job, I think I have acquired the necessary experience both as a player and coach to bring the glory days back to the club if I am given the nod," he told Ghana 

"Some of us have the club at heart, this was where we started some years back and it is very prudent to come back and take the club to greater heights," he added.

Barnes spent four successful seasons with the youth team of Accra Hearts of oak before securing a lucrative deal with Bayer Leverkusen following his impressive outing at the Fifa under 17 world cup in Italy.

He holds a Uefa License B coaching certificate and he is regarded as one of the best young coaches in Germany.