Dutch club names Oliseh as head coach
Super Eagles’ former coach, Sunday Oliseh, has been appointed as the new head coach of Dutch second division club, Fortuna Sittard.
Oliseh, who stood down as Super Eagles coach ten months ago, previously played for Dutch giants Ajax from 1997 to 1999.
The former Super Eagles captain will put pen to paper on a one-and-a-half year deal with the option of a renewal for another year, according to the club’s official website, www.fortunasittard.nl.
Oliseh will officially resume duty with the Limburg club on January 2, 2017.
A shareholder of the club, Isitan Gün, expressed happiness with the development, describing Oliseh as “a young and ambitious coach that the players look up to”.
“We chose Sunday as Fortuna (Sittard) coach because he is young and ambitious, (he has) vision and players look up to (him).
“We were looking for someone (that can produce) attractive football combined with the sheer will to win.
“In Sunday (Oliseh), we think we found this trainer.
“The past few days he has already watched all the matches of Fortuna, so Sunday is well prepared to begin his work on January 2,” he said.
Oliseh, who also played for Juventus and Borussia Dortmund during his club career, earned 63 caps for Nigeria.
He helped the Super Eagles to win the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and Olympic gold in 1996.
Before taking on the role of head coach with Nigeria, Oliseh had previously coached Belgian lower tier side Verviétois.
He resigned from the Super Eagles, citing interference from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).