Great Olympics may be in a bad place in the league but new head coach of the team, Tom Strand, will take a patient approach to fix the problems.
Strand’s appointment was confirmed on Monday after the club’s shareholders agreed massively to the idea.
In addition to that, Godwin Attram and Stephen Botchway, who have been handling the team since the start of the season, will be working as Strand’s assistants.
Strand was speaking Metro Television on Tuesday and he stated that he would work in a systematic manner to make things better for the club.
“I want us to get good results as quickly as possible but we will take it one match at a time. From that point onward, we will develop the team step by step for it to be better.
Olympics has a good team and they are close to be being developed to be a good Premier League side. What I will bring is more experience and development on the tactical side of things. I will also develop the technical aspect of the forward line in attacking situations.”
Olympics are currently 14th on the league on 10 points and they have scored 12 times but they have let in 14 goals in the 10 league matches played so far.
Apart from the appointment of Strand, shareholders of Great Olympics, also mentioned other plans they had in mind to save the team. These were initially proposed a 5-point plan released by Global Village Group, shareholders in the team a few weeks ago.
According to the 5-point plan:
- The talent screening campaign for the acquisition of top quality Strikers and Offensive Midfielders has been fully activated and will see a massive and rigorous campaign both on TV and other media platforms to discover players from all over the country.
- Sponsorship syndication with shopping giants, Melcom and other potential sponsors, to boost Players’ winning bonuses and other motivational packages such as the introduction of the club bus will now be formally finalized.
- As a first step towards raising funds aimed at rescuing and solidifying the Club’s finances, existing Shareholders have set the leading example; thus, agreed in principle to relinquish 15-20% of their shares in honoring this course.
- Ahead of the GPL second round, the special Fund Raising Gala Dinner Dance for the Club will come off this year and will bring together the “Club’s Old Guards”, Executives and potential sponsors in a memorable occasion that is not only expected to revive the Club’s finances, but also rekindle the “patriotic” spirit of every follower of Olympics.
Strand’s first assignment in charge of the team will be against Liberty Professionals on April 16.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana