The ex-super eagles player and coach has vowed not to take the job of coaching Nigeria Football National team in the immediate future.
Oliseh was in charge of the super eagles from 2015- 2016 before he stepped down from the post due to underlying issues with the Nigerian Football Association(NFA).
Although the position of head coach of Super Eagles is not vacant, but rumor has it that the current Gernot Rohr’s may have failed to sign a contract extension.
In an Instagram live video chat with
The 45-year-old revealed that he was not comfortable with the atmosphere, surrounding the Job as the coach of the Super Eagles.
“No, I don’t have the intention of ever coaching the (Super) Eagles again. I loved working with the boys, I love coaching my country, but the atmosphere around it was no longer healthy.
“I didn’t want the job anymore. Health-wise I was not feeling too good; secondly, we were owed salaries. I was spending money on my health and on my team. I just couldn’t die on the job,” he said.
He also expressed his dissatisfaction with the treatment of Local coaches compared to their foreign counterparts and plans to improve the team during his tenure as the head coach of the National team.
“We have a foreign coach now and from what I heard and know, he is being paid four times the wages Stephen Keshi and I were paid and these are two players who won trophies for Nigeria.
“I’ve never heard Rohr complain about wages”
“I had good plans for the team. You will notice that at a time I brought in Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, young players who are dominating now. “I brought in a world-class goalkeeper (Carl Ikeme) because I felt the old breed were ready to leave”.he added.
The same philosophy I used while with the Eagles was the same philosophy France used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“ Sometimes you ask yourself questions about Nigeria . You won laurels for the country as a player , you ’re doing well as a coach, you were about qualifying for the World Cup and you ’re unpaid for four months .”
🇳🇬Oliseh on Coaching S/Eagles:
“I don’t have the intention of ever coaching Eagles again. I didn’t want the job anymore. Health-wise I was not feeling too good.
“Secondly, we were owed salaries. I was spending money on my health and on my team. I just couldn’t die on the job.” pic.twitter.com/0en3TPNYUh
— FAST TRACK (@FastTrackNaija) April 14, 2020
Sunday Oliseh made 52 appearances for the National team of Nigeria from 1992-2002, winning gold at Atlanta 1996 Olympic.