Switzerland top division side Grasshoppers have announced the sacking of former Super Eagles midfielder Seyi Olofinjana as the sporting director of the club.
The club made this known in an announcement on their official website saying the decision to let go of Olofinjana and the managing director of the club was reached after talks with both men.
“The Grasshopper Club Zurich announces changes in the management today. After internal discussions, the club mutually agreed to the immediate termination of the employment relationship with Managing Director Jimmy Berisha and Technical Director Seyi Olofinjana”,reads a statement on the club’s website.
“In the past few weeks, intensive talks have been held about the future of the club. In these open and fair discussions, the parties came to the joint decision to go their separate ways in the future”, it further stated.
President of the club Sky Sun also paid tribute to both men praising them for their role in the team finishing 8th last season but hinted that the decision to shake things up brought about their exit from the team.
“As a club with a great legacy and ambitious visions, we must aim to continuously advance this and to challenge ourselves on a regular basis. After the open discussions and in view of the different views on the future orientation of the club, it was agreed that a change in the management team was unavoidable. In the best interests of the club’s future, the Board of Directors has come to this decision together with the parties involved in order to be able to continue to pursue the ambitious goals in the years to come,” President Sky Sun said.
“I would like to thank Jimmy and Seyi for their trust and the always constructive and professional cooperation. Both have made important contributions to the club and guided GC through an important chapter in its history. Jimmy has played a pivotal role in bringing this new project to fruition over the past two years and has been able to put GC back on track by being instrumental in their promotion to the Super League. Since day one, Seyi has always shown great commitment and dedicated himself to every challenge with passion. Through his work, he ensured, among other things, that we were able to tackle the past season with a competitive team. I wish both of them all the best for their personal and professional future and thank them very much for their commitment”.
A new sporting director and general manager will be announced soon per the statement by the club.