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Swiss club appoints ex-Super Eagles star as Technical Director

Swiss club Grasshopper Club Zurich have appointed a former Super Eagles midfielder, Seyi Olofinjana as their new technical director.

The 40-year-old was most recently a loan manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Olofinjana will take over the position of Technical Director at the Grasshopper Club Zurich with immediate effect and will be responsible for sports.

He is taking over the position of interim sports director from Jimmy Berisha, who is stepping back into his role as Managing Director.

”Olofinjana was active in his career as a player for Stoke City, Hull City and the Wolverhampton Wanderers, among others. After his active career, he worked for the Wolverhampton Wanderers in various positions. Most recently, he worked as a loan manager,”reads a statement on the club website.

“Olofinjana has played 56 times for the Nigerian national team and has two master’s degrees as sports director and project manager. Olofinjana is looking forward to the start in Zurich: “I’m delighted to be part of a historic club like GC. I hope we can re-establish GC at the top of the Super League together. ”

“Seyi Olofinjana will arrive in Zurich in the next few days. The first thing that will be dealt with is the appointment of a new head coach.

“The Grasshopper Club Zurich welcomes Seyi Olofinjana to Zurich and is looking forward to working together.”

Roving Naija is aware the Nigeria Football Federation wanted Olofinjana for same role in the country but it was turned down by the former Stoke City player.

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