Sunday Oliseh. Dutch club Fortuna Sittard said it sacked the former Super Eagles coach because he was difficult to work with / Photo: Sunday Oliseh Twitter

Sunday Oliseh speaks out on why Dutch club sacked him as coach

Sunday Oliseh said he was suspended from his job at Fortuna Sittard, Netherlands due to his refusal to participate in illegal activities at the club.

The 43-year-old former Super Eagles coach was relieved of his duties as coach on Wednesday via a statement on the club’s website “”.

“The club management makes this decision as a result of the repeatedly culpable actions for a longer period by the trainer towards several persons in the organization.

“Several attempts by the club to move the trainer to other behaviour remained unfortunately without result, resulting in an unworkable situation as a result.

Sunday Oliseh during a match of the Dutch club Fortuna Sittard / Photo: Sunday Oliseh Twitter


“…Because of his inadmissible actions, the coach has made the cooperation with 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,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, on his twitter handle @sundayooliseh, the ace footballer confirmed the sack but had a different opinion on the reason for his departure.

“Due to my refusal to participate in illegal activities at Fortuna Sittard, and violate the law, I have been suspended from my duties as coach by the foreign owners of Fortuna.

“Unfortunate for the lovely fans, my players & our hard fought phenomenal positioning for promotion,” he said.

Fortuna Sittard however have denied that Oliseh was suspended from his role as manager due to his “refusal to participate in illegal activities”.

“Fortuna does not recognize itself at all in these accusations, which were not highlighted by Sunday Oliseh to the club,” the club wrote on its website.

“The case will be presented by Fortuna Sittard to the arbitration committee of the KNVB (the Dutch Football Association), an independent body, which will now make an assessment of whether there is sufficient grounds to terminate the employment contract of Sunday Oliseh.”

Oliseh was appointed as Sittard coach in late December 2016.

Sittard finished 17th in the 20-team league at the end of last season but are currently third in the table and are five points behind leaders NEC.

The club play in the Eerste Divisie, the professional league below the Eredivisie, which is Holland’s premier league.


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