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Fortuna Sittard Sack Sunday Oliseh Over “Culpable Actions”

Fortuna Sittard Sack Sunday Oliseh Over “Culpable Actions”

Second division Dutch club Fortuna Sittard have sacked their Nigerian head coach Sunday Oliseh over actions not related to on-field performance, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Oliseh, who left the Super Eagles head coach position in February 2016 after falling out with several players and the Nigeria Football Federation hierarchy, has led Fortuna Sittard from the brink of relegation last season to the play-offs for top flight promotion this term.


But the club, who employed Oliseh in January 2017, insist Oliseh’s relationship with other personnel at the club left them with no choice but to let him go.

“Fortuna Sittard immediately relieve Sunday Oliseh of his duties,” the club announced on their official website on Wednesday.
“The club management makes this decision as a result of the repeatedly culpable actions for a long period by the trainer towards several persons in the organization.
“Several attempts by the club to move the trainer to other behavior remained unfortunately without result, resulting in an unworkable situation as a result.”

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Fortuna Sittard have hit a slump under Oliseh, losing four straight league matches, but the club insist the losing had nothing to do with their decision.

“The board of Fortuna Sittard emphasizes that the decision to disband Sunday Oliseh is not motivated by the current sporting performance,” the club added.

“Because of his inadmissible actions, the coach has made the co-operation 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.”

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  • kaycee 4 years ago

    Oliseh!!! Why are now?
    Despite your good performance as a coach your behaviour is now a bottleneck.
    Wish you all the best anyway.

  • Sunday Olishe lacks discipline. It was glaring during his active playing days and his short stay as a Super Eagles gaffer led to untimely retirement of V Enyeama. It’s never too late to reform himself

  • Too bad,,you need to work on ur attitudes if really you want to be a successivefull coach in the world.It is people that you closely interacts with that makes u to accomplish in life.if what your doin is nt moving you towards your goals,then it’s moving you away from your goal,,,

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 4 years ago

    Majority of Nigerians believed that Olesan (‘ass’ in bini language ) is not a good person. This gay has personality defects of the worst order. He brought shame to NNF after he shamelessly derided our late Steve Kachi until Stave was relieved of his post. When he was given the job, he said he would be couching from his home at whatever he was. Olisan took our NNF to Fifa court for not paying him while staying away from Nigeria. What a man sows is what he reaps, he is a bad guy. Enough said.

  • Gbenga O 4 years ago

    Wow, this has lend credence to his last job with the SE, all the best mate….

  • It’s really sad for Sunday. Even when his brother Azubuike played for the U20, it was the first time I would see a Nigerian player visibly shouting and quarreling at his fellow player in an international match.

    Guy, you can’t be right all of the time. Even if you’re King Solomon, occasionally you need to act “less knowing” and more accommodating. Talent can take you far, but it is a good attitude that can sustain success. Everyone deserves respect.

  • Godswill 4 years ago

    He has taken his bad attitude to his club and it has earned him a sack. This was the same guy that fought NFF, fought enyeama and equally fought as a player. This guy needs to reform himself. I’ve never heard of a coach losing his job as a result of bad relationship with other club employees, this is the first time.

  • Paschal 4 years ago

    Will be hard for him to get another serious coaching job in Europe because of that singular reason “bad relationship with club employees”. Would have been better if he was sacked because of poor results. All other speakers above have really spoken well. Oliseh has a very terrible image and relationship problem that bothers on arrogance and inability to carry others along. He hardly smiles, believes he is always right and challenges people without thinking. Hes a bad influence on the younger generation. I had no doubt that he wont last as Coach of Fortuna Sittard. True, he is gifted football wise, but beauty without good conduct is ugliness afterall. A beautiful woman who has bad conduct and bad PR is an ugly woman. Oliseh lamost ruined the Super Eagles but thank God the NFF did the needful. We pray that God may touch his heart and grant him a tiny bit of humility.

    • After killing someone with comments then you out of self consciousness still call God’s name in conclusion and pretend to be intend good. Hypocrite! Always hear both sides of a story before concluding. That’s how wise people react to early speculations!

  • when we say Charity begin at home they will say we are talking any how.. similar reasons to why he was sacked in Nigeria.. I hope we see its not a the NFF now..

  • when you have an unworkable situation in a place, at the end it will lead to bad results. so it’s one thing that leads to the other. That’s exactly the same way it happened in Nigeria too and Oliseh does not listen to other that’s why it could not be resolved “over sabi”. mtcheew..

  • As a Nigerian, I was very annoyed with Oliseh over the chaos he caused in Super Eagles before leaving, very happy for him when distinguished himself with great results in the Dutch club, but now I feel so so sad. What is really wrong with Sunday Oliseh? Why would he allow this same attitudinal issues to destroy the great talents God has blessed him with. His National team career as a player ended prematurely due to his attitude. Same with his coaching stint in the Super Eagles. Oliseh seriously needs help and I think all Nigerians should pray for Oliseh. His success would have opened the door for many Nigerians as club Managers in Europe. I pray that this is only a temporary set back. I pray that Oliseh takes a step back for sober reflections and, accept that he has some really troubling faults, and takes the bold step to address his faults and maximise his God given talents. I continue to wish him the very best in his career.

  • Emmy ike 4 years ago

    some one should please tell Olisa that proud goes before a fall
    someone who thinks he knows everything will surely have him self to be blamed at the end of the day
    This man had simmer issue with the NFF pls let the family advice him if he wants to be successful as a manager

  • Howard 4 years ago

    There is some sort of psychiatric condition in this guy, his facial expressions,demeanor and overall affect is pointing to someone in need of help. Just my take on this.

  • Ah my myopic and over-sabi Nigerians! What do you guys know about football management that you are running your mouths over here. Many lower league football clubs are runned with money from football-betting-sites, so they are subjects of match fixers who finance them. This match fixers easily influence matches and most coaches are either partakers or onlookers. Oliseh was sacked because he didn’t agree to their match fixing schemes.

    • Phillip 4 years ago

      Tell them sam and also let them know he is a brand representing the nation in any country he works and instead of castigating him because of Enyeama they should always support him for raising the flag high; that’s the difference between Europe and Africa. The English press will always hype their players and coaches but all we know here is negativity alone. Pls SAM tell them to always look at the two sides of the coin before judging ooooo.

      • Are you saying it is permissible for Oliseh to have subjected Enyeama to shame and ridicule? His rash actions deprived Nigeria of a humble, first class goalkeeper. At least we wouldn’t be groping about for a goalkeeper right now if Enyeama hadn’t hastily resigned because of Oliseh’s insults. Oliseh went about wrecking peoples’ careers, did it occur to him that he was planting seeds that might boomerang?

        Of course, like all humans, he can reform. I want him to reform; most Nigerians want him to reform. But he has to be humble to admit that he has attitude/psychological problems …. and he has to agree to several sessions with shrinks.

        • Enyeama left but he filled the void with a better Ikeme if not for the unfortunate thing that happened, we would not have been talking of Enyeama. I believe Ikeme is better. Enyeama too has cost us some matches in the past. He cost us 2006 world when Angola drew with us in Kano. Okocha scored a free kick bu he could not catch an easy ball. That match was 1-1. I agree, look at both side of the issue before you judge. This euroupeans are racist and dubious and they always want to control us thinking we know nothing. The guy believed in himself that is why he was achieving. I believe his failure was planned. They are match fixers like he said and Oliseh wants his own image and record protected

  • Phil, many Nigerians are used to the wrong way of doing things yet they say bad things about others. They encourage danfo drivers to bribe Policemen on the road because they want to get to their destinations on time, they later turn back and say Policemen are corrupt. Bunch of “one-way thinking people”.

  • dohdohsky 4 years ago

    Oh… how I feel like crying for this guy. And so unfortunate his attitude led to V. Enyeama resignation.
    E still dey pain me for dis kind human being I swear

  • chrisjolly 4 years ago

    Hmm oliseh need prayers

  • Nehemiah 4 years ago

    Olise not finishing well at the super eagle and now not finishing well at fortuna on same lack of relationship. It was the same when he was a player the coaches just tolerate him.Sunday Olise is good in the field but lack discipline such a person cannot manage a team

  • Steve Miller Ovedje 4 years ago

    We are all aware that Sunday Oliseh has issues with his PR but I don’t think it’s the major reason for his sack. The truth remains that the whiteman understands better sophisticated ways of perpetuating racusm and that is what is at play. They are likely not to be really comfortable to see a black African take their club to the elite league and the same time sit in the dugout as a coach. No way! We are equal? No! Not in the game of football. Let Tigana, John Fashanu and others tell you their experiences.

  • Enyeama world class y isn’t he playing at his club.enyeama retired on him own term.

  • Olugbenga Ilo 4 years ago

    Ithink oliseh should be more explicit he should let us know those illegal things he doesn’t want to be a part of.that will set the record straight.