Former Hearts of Oak coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has insisted that he built a formidable side that could've dominated Ghana Premier League and won the Caf Champions League if only he had the support of the club's top hierarchy.
The 49-year-old, who is currently in charge of city rivals Inter Allies, was fired two seasons ago by the Phobians following a bust-up with club owner Togbe Afede, despite guiding them to second position after the first round.
And meeting them for the first time after his exit, the Japanese led his new club to pip Hearts 1-0 in the Ga derby at the Tema Sports Stadium on Thursday.
"First of all, I'm sad since I'm still a supporter of Hearts of Oak. I'm sad because they lost but I'm happy also because my new club picked a vital win," Kenichi told Zylofon FM.
"They're doing their best in the league but looking at their progress after my exit, I believe they should've maintained me rather than parting ways. By now, we would've won the league title and dominated.
“We could've possibly won the Caf Champions League trophy as well by now with the team we were building," he added.
Allies are third on the log with 24 points after 14 games, while Hearts sit 12th with 16 points but have a game in hand against Aduana Stars.