THE freshest Coach on the local scene is a Serbian. He is not the yet-to-arrive Black Stars trainer.

He is the latest face of coaches for the beleaguered Kumasi Asante Kotoko, the Porcupine Warriors of Ghana football.

Last Saturday, a Serbian by name Bogdan Korak stormed into the Kumasi Township amid chants of elation.

His arrival was greeted with so much pomp and pageantry – right from the Accra International Airport where he landed earlier to the Garden City.

For the huge Kotoko following, he is the expected Messiah. He is the man so much racket has been made around to change the flagging fortunes of the Asanteman Warriors.

Indeed, the Serbian is the reason Coach Ebo Mends was jostled out, following the harrowing 0-1 loss to bitter rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak, in Kumasi.

However, in less than 24 hours after breezing into town, Korak sat in the stands and may have gleaned the enormous assignment on hand when a less inspiring Kotoko side crumbled 0-2 to defending league champions, Aduana Stars at the Agyeman Badu Park.

It was Kotoko’s third straight defeat in the campaign.

The 64,000 dollar-question remains whether Korak can, within five days, turn things around to put the Reds back in winning ways as they engage New Edubiasi tomorrow.

Korak who speaks English and Spanish, holds a UEFA Pro Licences coaching brooch and a Football Coaching Certificate from the Belgrade University.

He also has a 12-year-old coaching experience and his last job was in-charge of FC Hajduk Rodic.

There is no scintilla of doubt about the fact that Korak will receive a tumultuous welcome at the Baba Yara Stadium tomorrow, but as to whether he is the expected Messiah to change the dwindling fortunes of the club, is what none can tell for now.

But it is evident the Serbian would be boosted by the phenomenal achievements of his compatriots – the latest being Milovan Rajevac and Ratomir Dujkovic at the national level, to dash for the kill.

Korak has already guaranteed to put Kotoko into immense shape after arriving in Kumasi on Saturday. “We will make Kotoko kings of African football again,” he promised.