Laryea turns to coaching

Laryea Kingston ClapFormer Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Laryea Kingston says he is open to returning to the club for a third stint, but this time in a coaching capacity although he insists he has not yet ended his playing career.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports last Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium, Kingston said he possessed the intelligence required to coach football at the highest level.

“Yeah sure, with the intelligence and everything that I have for the game why not? Because most of the young players will look up to me, if I am around the team it will help,” said Kingston in response to whether he would like to take up an assistant coach role with the Phobians.

The former Heart of Midlothian midfielder also disclosed that he was hopeful of making a sensational return to the Black Stars set-up once he signed for a new club and returned to competitive action.

“I took a break from football but I have not announced my retirement. I can still come back and play,” added the 34-year-old Kingston.

“The Ghanaian transfer window is closed, so I can’t tell if I will be playing for a local side. When I am fit and I start playing actively, if a Black Stars call-up comes I will honour it,” he added.

In a reaction to the recent struggles of Hearts in this year’s league, Kingston said as a fan of the club he was worried about the developments, advising the club’s management to put the right structures in place in order to halt the downward trend.