Super Eagles legend and former captain, Sunday Oliseh has gotten his return to management as he’s been named the new head coach of German side, SV Straelen.
The 47-year-old has signed a one-year contract to handle the side and will start work this week at the fourth division German side. Back in December 2016, Oliseh was appointed as the new manager of Dutch side, Fortuna Sittard. However, he left his role in February 2018, citing his refusal to participate in illegal activities at the club as his reason.
The German club’s president, Hermann Tecklenburg, confirmed the appointment of Oliseh. He said,
“Yes, Sunday Oliseh will be our new coach. A good 14 days ago we had delicious asparagus at the Straelener Hof.
That was a good conversation. In the last 24 hours we were also able to discuss an employment contract until June 30, 2023. On Wednesday 21 June, Sunday will lead the first practice session. We look forward to working together.”
Sunday Oliseh’s managerial career has seen him work around the world. He began his coaching career in Belgium with youth teams in the Belgian third division before being appointed as the coach of RCS VISE Belgium in the Third Division during the 2014-15 season.
In 2015, he was named the coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigerian Football Federation. He impressed during his time in charge, losing only two matches as the Super Eagles scored 19 goals, and conceded six in 14 games.
As a player, he played 63 international matches and scored three goals for Nigeria, played at the World Cups of 1994 and 1998, and participated in the Olympic gold medal-winning team of 1996.