The Portuguese has finally vacated his position as the Porcupine Warriors head coach and will not return to the country any longer.
Asante Kotoko have mutually cancelled their contract with Portuguese coach Mariano Baretto after series of back and forth on Friday evening, AshesGyamera.com can confirm.
The 64-year-old signed a one-and-half-year contract with the Porcupine Warriors in March after Maxwell Konadu was scared but things didn’t go as planned.
Baretto failed to guide Kotoko to win the Ghana Premier League title and could only help them reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup last season.
He recently started a media war with the club’s chief executive officer Nana Yaw Amponsah and revealed that the club lacks basic infrastructures like washing rooms for players and coaches as well offices.
These didn’t go down well with the club and after several consultations, the two parties have agreed to end the marriage.
“Mariano Baretto is no more Asante Kotoko coach and I can confirm it to you. An agreement was reached on Friday and he will therefore not return to the country as earlier reports suggested,” a source close to the coach told AshesGyamera.com.
“A lot of things went into the decision and I can say that both parties are now satisfied. He will obviously receive some compensation since it was Kotoko that initiated the move because he e was ready to return to Ghana and begin the pre-season.
“Kotoko are free to appoint any coach of their choice going forward. Baretto can also join any club now wherever he seems it fit,” the source added.
AshesGyamera understands that WAFA coach Prosper Ogum Narteh is likely to replace Baretto baring any last minute changes. He wass even aware of the players that the club has already signed