Former Nigerian coach Sunday Oliseh has been appointed as the new head coach of Eerste Divisie (Dutch second division) club Fortuna Sittard.
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 played for big European clubs like Ajax, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.
He also coached Nigeria’s Super Eagles before resigning, citing interference from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).