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Sunday Oliseh commences work as manager with Northerland club

Former coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh has commenced full training with his new club, Fortuna Sittard.

The former Eagles captain, made history as the first African to ever manage a club in the Netherlands  and disclosed that he applied for the job directly, rather than through his agent.

 

The former Ajax and Juventius midfielder told the club’s official website that he was very happy to be there.

 

He added, “Because this is a good opportunity for me. Years ago, I got the highest coaching diploma in England, in a class with guys like Ryan Giggs and Roberto Di Matteo.

 

“Now I want to bring my football philosophy into practice. There were other clubs interested in me.

 

“But they are thousands of kilometers away from my home (in Belgium). And I want to be close to my family.

 

“My family means the world to me. Is more important than training. But training I love to do most. I contacted Fortuna myself.

 

“I have a manager, but I did it myself. Partly because I wanted to get a feel for the club. what kind of club is Fortuna, where does the club want to go? I spoke with Charly Chudik and liked the conversation we had.”

 

The second division club have let in 39 goals in 19 league matches this campaign and are currently 18th with 15 points and Oliseh knows his main aim this season is to save the club from being relegated.

 

“We concede too many goals. We must first stop that from happening. The next phase is to play more to the other goal.

 

“So not only keep the other team away from our goal, but also try to win games. Hopefully, we develop our own style of football. Sittard-style of football.”

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Wisdom Nwedene studied English language and literature at Ebonyi State University. He is a seasoned investigative journalist, editor, writer. Contact him via 07034977317 or Nwedenewisdom@gmail.com ; Facebook : Wisdom Nwedene Twitter : @Wisdomkosi (Instagram) : Wisdom Nwedene

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