Kosta Papic

Joy Sports understands that Kosta Papic has left his job as Hearts of Oak coach after 78 days in charge.

The Serbian was brought in to turn things around for the Phobians in December, however, it has emerged that the appointment was in a temporary capacity.

It is understood that the coach had told Hearts management that he was expecting a permanent job with a top club in Tanzania, and he was only going to help the Phobians until the East African club was ready.

Papic will leave Ghana shortly.

The 60-year-old was appointed on November 30 but had to wait till December 13 to officially take charge of his first game which was against Dreams FC.

The former Orlando Pirates coach was in charge of the Phobians for 10 games, winning four, drawing three and losing three.

His most memorable game was the 6-1 victory against the then table toppers Bechem United at the Accra Sports stadium.

This was Papic’s second-term at the Accra-based club with his first coming in 2008.