Asante Kotoko have named former defender Akakpo Patron as the new assistant coach of the club, the GPL side announced Tuesday.

A statement from the official twitter account of the Ghanaian giants reads; "Asante Kotoko SC is delighted to announce the appointment of ex-player of the Fabulous Club, Raphael Akakpo Patron as the new assistant coach to Steve Polack".

"Akakpo penned a two year contract with the FA Cup champions and is expected to assist Polack in achieving set targets for Kotoko. We wish him all the best"

Raphael Patron Akakpo joins the porcupine warriors from Sogakope-based team WAFA where he served as assistant trainer.

He was reported to have been earmarked for the coaching job of the youth side of Kotoko but the club have officially announced him as the assistant coach to Steve Polack.

Polack gets a fresh helping hand having worked with former player of the side Godwin Ablodey who was acting as the deputy Coach throughout last season.

Godwin Ablordey who acted as Deputy Coach last season will therefore be re-assigned to his original position as the Team Manager of the club.