Mark Noonan returns to Hearts as new Managing Director

The American sports administrator is rejoining the one-time CAF Champions League winners as the managing director.

Ghana Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak are set to announce the reappointment of Mark Noonan as the club’s new managing director for the season’s campaign. 

According to sources, Hearts of Oak’s board of directors have agreed to rehire the former Global Chief Commercial Officer for the World Surf League to lead the Ghanaian giants.

Noonan spent little over one-year during his first spell at Hears of Oak where he introduced the club’s current logo and also brokered a mouthwatering kit sponsorship deal with English firm Umbro.

He tendered his resignation letter to leave his post on 14th March 2019 which was a heartbreaking news to the Phobian fraternity.

The American marketing guru has been off the football scene after leaving the Capital based club two years and has reportedly agreed to return after a fruitful negotiations with the club’s board of director.

Noonan is joining Hearts of Oak as replacement for his successor Frederick Moore whose two-year contract with the club expired months ago.

Noonan has explored the marketing field with his experience working under MLS Commissioner, Don Garber, as well as working with clients such as New York Metz, Federation of International Basketball Association and Real Salt Lake among others. 

He is also described as a top level sports administrator has also served as Global Chief Commercial Officer for the World Surf League helping the league with a partnership with TAG Heuer, Jeep, Visa, Airbnb including other top level organisations.

Hearts of Oak currently occupies tenth position on the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League table with 17 points after matchday 13.


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