Fortuna Sittard, second division Dutch club, has sacked Sunday Oliseh, former Super Eagles coach. The management of the club said it took the decision over actions “not related to on-field performance”. Fortuna Sittard said his relationship with other personnel at the club left them with no choice but to let him go.
The club statement said: “Several attempts by the club to encourage a change in the coach’s behaviour have unfortunately not worked, resulting in an unworkable situation.The board of Fortuna Sittard emphasizes that the decision to sack Sunday Oliseh is not motivated by the current sporting performance.
The coach’s unacceptable actions have made cooperation between many people within the organization impossible – from players to employees. Fortuna Sittard regrets the decision, but states that the club interest goes above all else.”
It will be recalled that the man-management skills of Oliseh was in question during his time with the Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
His entrant into the national team saw the sudden retirement of the duo of Emmanuel Emenike and Vincent Enyeama who both faulted his style.
Oliseh joined the club in December 2016.
He led Fortuna Sittard from the brink of relegation last season to the playoffs for top-flight promotion this term.
Oliseh had resigned as coach of Nigeran national team in February 2016.
He was barely eight months into the job when he left due to “contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages and benefits” to his players, assistant coaches and himself.