No nightmares over future – Nuttal

Frank Nuttal - Hearts CoachAccra Hearts of Oak coach, Frank Nuttal says his failure to win any silverware in the season is not giving him nightmares.
For the Scottish trainer, what matters to him was building a formidable team far better than what he inherited when he signed to coach the Phobians.
Speaking to the media on Sunday after falling 3-1 to Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the FA Cup grand finale in Tamale, Nuttal said it was unfortunate the FA Cup and the Premier League were missed despite the flying starts but watching the team play sends a clear signal that the Phobians will be the team to beat in the next season.
Sunday’s defeat seemed to have generated controversies over the future of the Scottish following his failure to deliver any of the trophies available in the season.
Butt Nuttal insists he was happy with what he has done so far with the team.
“I am not so worried about this development which I doubt if it is coming from management because no member of the club’s management has discussed that with me. I feel it’s the imagination of a section of the media but I am not just throwing it away.”
“As a coach, the reason why I accepted this job was to build the team to the stage where we will win trophies every season. The performance we churned out today (Sunday) only suggest we are doing well and we hope to continue to get to the stage to win trophies.”
“I speak to my players’ every time, motivate them and also give them target for the future, so to be honest my future doesn’t come in,” Nuttal stated.
However, his counterpart, Steve Polack was full of praise for his players for pulling the convincing victory over their biggest rivals.
“The FA Cup finals is a one-off game and I’m very proud of my players especially with their good attitude; it’s has been like that since I have been here and in training this week and they brought it into the game and I think we deserved to win this game.
“I’m satisfied with the way things have ended this season, it could have been better but to finish this season with a trophy am really happy about that and I think we deserve it,” Pollack said in an interview.
With this triumph, Kotoko will be the sole representative for Ghana in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.
Meanwhile, Kotoko pocketed ¢150,000 for winning the 2017 MTN FA Cup final on Sunday in Tamale.
The Porcupine Warriors dominated rivals Hearts of Oak to seal a 3-1 win with striker Saddick Adams bagging a hat-trick.
For lifting the trophy, Kotoko will get GH¢50,000 as prize money and an additional GH¢100,000 to prepare for the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.
The club will also receive GH¢2,000 worth of talk time from the headline sponsor MTN. Hearts of Oak will pocket GH¢15,000.

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