AFC Leopards Head Coach Zdravko Logarusic has been beaten to Ghanaian Premier League giants Hearts of Oak coaching job.
Loagrusic was among the 15 applicants for the position that fell vacant after the club sacked Herbert Addo with seven matches to the end of the 2015 campaign.
Japanese-American coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi emerges at the club’s choice and was handed a a two-year deal to take charge of the club from the 2015/16 season.
“I am ready for the challenge and I believe that with the cooperation of all the fans, this union will go very far. Hearts is a big club and I was happy that I emerged as the one to take the coaching job and I have accepted the challenge,” the 46-year-old Yatsuhashi was quoted as saying on Africanfootball.
Logarusic has previously handled another Ghanaian side King Faisal FC. He also coached Gor Mahia and later Tanzanian side Simba SC before returning to Kenya to take over at AFC Leopards.
He had been shortlisted alongside Petre Gigiu, Cenk Ozean, Can Vanli, Desabre Sebastien, Patrick de Wilde, Momcilo Medic, Edward Ansah, Ernst Middenorp, Singh, Jiri Mika, Dietmar Demuth, Mufid Zimic, Roberto Landi and Aristica Cioaba.
The coach future at AFC Leopards looks bleak after he left in protest over unpaid dues before the team completed its season.