"Stephen Hart was an amateur" - Olivier Occean
The Canadian international striker also tells Radio-Canada he's open to an MLS transfer.
Taking advantage of the winter break in Germany, Canadian international striker Olivier Occean is back in Montreal for the holidays and he did not mince his words in an interview he gave to Radio-Canada's Antoine Deshaies.
One goal in 13 games is not really what can be called a shiny start for the 31-year-old Brossard, Quebec native who was transfered to the Bundesliga's Eintracht Frankfurt alongside Canadian Rob Friend after leading the Bundesliga 2 goalscoring race last season with Fürth.
With two more seasons to his contract following this one, Occean is already preparing the ground for a homecoming, possibly in the summer of 2015.
"The (Montreal) Impact is a possible club for me", Occean told Radio-Canada. "I hope there will be interest (on their part). I spoke to (sporting director) Nick DeSantis maybe twice in the last decade, but I hope we will soon be able to talk about my future."
Occean also commented on how 2012 has been a disappointment for him on the international scene. The striker scored the opening goal of the qualifying campaign in Havana in June, but missed the 8-1 drubbing in Honduras after picking up a red card on the final home match of the round against the Cubans.
He did not pity Stephen Hart's departure as the national team's head coach.
"Looking at the training sessions it wasn't really top and lacked professionalism. He was like an amateur and did not seem to know how to manage the team. The sad thing is that we had a great group of players", Occean told Radio-Canada.
The Canadian and his club are in the thick of the race for a Champions League spot, tied in third place on the table with Dortmund halfway into the season. The top three teams in Germany move on to the group phase while the fourth place club enters the competition in the qualifying rounds.