Former Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Oliseh, has been appointed as the head coach of Dutch second division club, Fortuna Sittard. He will officially start work January 2, 2017.
Oliseh, who resigned as Super Eagles coach almost a year ago, previously played for Dutch giants Ajax from 1997 to 1999.
The former Super Eagles captain will sign 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.
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).
Oliseh joins Amokachi from Nigeria’s golden generation to manage a pro. club in Europe. Amokachi is with Finnish 2nd div side JS Hercules.
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“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 had previously coached Belgian lower tier team Verviétois.