Hearts of Oak have officially announced the appointment of Serbian tactician Slavko Matic as the club’s new head coach with immediate effect.
Matic takes over the reigns of the Phobians from Samuel Boadu who mutually parted ways with the club earlier in the month following an abysmal start to the 2022-23 season.
The 46-year-old holds a UEFA Pro Licence and has vast experience having managed clubs in Europe and in the Asia. He will be in charge of Hearts for the next two years.
Matic became unattached after leaving Bulgarian club Septemvri Sofia few weeks ago after an unpleasant start to the 2022-23 season.
Matic played 29 matches in charge of Septemvri where he claimed 12 wins, drew 7 and lost 10 times since taking over in January 2022.
The former Serbian defender has been in Ghana for negotiations and other familiarities since last Tuesday.
He was introduced to the Hearts team on Wednesday afternoon when the club played a lower-tier club in a test match at their training grounds.
Matic has handled Serbian sides Napredak Krusevac, OFK Beograd, Novi Pavar and FK Sloboda Uzice.
He has also coached in Qatar where he was in charge of Al-Shamal SC and Al Ahli Doha.
Matic previously worked in Saudi Arabia where he was head coach of Al-Nojoom FC in a short-term spell.
During his days in China, he was assistant coach of Nantong Zhiyun FC and Henan Jianye.