Swiss club sack ex-Super Eagles star, Olofinjana


Swiss outfit, Grasshopper Club Zurich have sacked their technical director, Seyi Olofinjana.

The former Super Eagles midfielder spent just one season at the club.

The club announced the termination of Olofinjana’s contract alongside managing director, Jimmy Berisha, on Monday.

Club President Sky Sun stated that the club took the decision after the board agreed a change in management of the squad ahead of the coming season.

“Over the past weeks, intense discussions regarding the future of the club were held. Through these open and fair conversations, the parties came to the joint decision to go separate ways,”Sun stated via a statement on the club’s official website.

“As a club with a strong heritage and ambitious vision, our aim must be to continuously push it forward and challenge ourselves on a regular basis.

“Following the transparent discussions and in light of the diverging views on the future direction of the club, it was mutually recognized that change within the leadership team was inevitable.

“The board of directors together with the concerned parties came to this decision in the best interest of the club’s future in order to keep pursuing its ambitious goals in the years to come.

“We would like to thank Jimmy and Seyi for their always professional and constructive collaboration. Seyi has always shown great dedication and committed fully to any challenge with strong passion.

“Through his work, he ensured we could tackle the season with a competitive squad. I wish them all the best for their personal and professional future and thank them sincerely for their commitment to Grasshoppers.”

Olofinjana was loan manager at Premier League club, Wolverhampton Wanderers before linking up with the Swiss club.

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