Asante Kotoko have asked on-leave trainer Mas-Ud Dramani to table a proposal for an amicable exit from his current contract with the club.
The embattled coach replied a leave letter handed him by the club’s board as asking for an amicable settlement of his running contract which expires at the end of July.
He had been asked to take his accumulated leave of 120 days due to unsatisfactory results chalked by the club in seven games of the Ghana FCPPL.
The club’s board held a meeting with management on Friday over Dramani’s letter and supersport.com is informed the club are writing to clear the ambiguity over the trainer’s ‘amicable settlement’ request.
Supersport.com sources earlier revealed that Dramani was willing to be settled with an amount equivalent to his leave period at a go but the club’s new stance proves otherwise.
“He [Dramani] has written to accept going on leave and brought a letter for amicable settlement. We expect that if he has any proposal, he can bring it. We have written to him in that regard.
“He is in the employment of Kotoko. We have not sacked him. If he brings anything in our joint interest, we shall settle whatever difference,” Asante Kotoko board chairman, Paul Adu-Gyamfi, told supersport.com after the meeting.
Asante Kotoko have refused to be drawn into growing rumours of near-successful talks with ex-Hearts of Oak coach David Duncan.
The club do not want to commit themselves into a contract breach as Dramani is still contracted to the club as head coach.
Supersport.com is informed a GHS 7,500-a-month, two-year contract offer has been tabled for the former Ghana Under-17 coach but the club is unable to push it until an agreement on termination is reached with Mas-Ud Dramani.
“The position is not vacant. When it does we can then talk about terms and other conditions of service. For now, I’m not in any discussions with the club yet,” Duncan said regarding his much-talked about imminent appointment in an interview with Happy FM.
According to club sources, Ghana national team psychologist who last coached Ebusua Dwarfs, Professor JK Mintah, Bashir Hayford, Yusif Abubakar are other trainers on the wish-list of the Porcupine Warriors. The club however is however discouraged to move for Hayford and Abubakar because they are currently contracted to AshantiGold and Heart of Lions.