Club Fortuna Sittard Says They Won In Court Against Sunday Oliseh And Will NOT Reinstate Him As Head Coach

Club Fortuna Sittard Says They Won In Court Against Sunday Oliseh And Will NOT Reinstate Him As Head Coach

This Report clashes with what Sunday Oliseh posted on his twitter handle.......

Yesterday April 6th the KNVB Arbitration Committee informed Fortuna Sittard the it has ruled in favor of the club in the case against Sunday Oliseh. 

The arbitration proceedings were initiated by Oliseh to enforce his return as coach after he had been suspended by the club on February 14 due to culpable and unacceptable conduct. His return is ruled out due to the decision of the Arbitration Committee, and Oliseh can definitely not return to his position. The reason for this is, according to the Arbitration Committee, that the employment relationship is too disrupted.

During the hearing, which took place in Zeist on Tuesday the 20th of March, Oliseh's lawyer argued several points on the basis of which Oliseh should return in his role. Fortuna Sittard, through its lawyer Frans de Weger, argued that there was indeed a disrupted employment relationship on account of to the actions by Oliseh. Ultimately, the Arbitration Committee did not agree with the allegations made by the Oliseh party. 

However, Fortuna Sittard will still have to pay Oliseh a part of his salary, the committee has also decided. This had already been anticipated by Fortuna and is not unusual in this type of case, whereby the degree of guilt on the part of Oliseh was taken into account when determining the compensation.

Chairman Isitan Gün is particularly pleased that from now on the focus can be fully on football again: “We are happy with the outcome in the case and the verdict of the Dutch Arbitration Court which we received today. This independent court has studied the case in detail and has now officially decided that Mr. Oliseh cannot be reinstated in his position as Head Coach. That was his principal claim and that is now rejected. We are also happy that Mr. Oliseh’s efforts to distract the case by a campaign full of unfounded allegations did not resonate with the court. 

We can now finally fully focus on the last matches in the season and hope that we will continue the positive sporting performances after Mr. Oliseh’s suspension. As I said before, it is more important for us to achieve good results in a respectfull harmony.”

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