The now sour relationship between Fortuna Sittardand and ex-head coach Sunday Oliseh took a new twist on Thursday after the former threatened to take legal action against the Nigerian manager.
The Dutch club in a statement on Thursday denied allegations that Oliseh was fired due to his “refusal to participate in illegal activities”.
The former Super Eagles star was sacked on Wednesday for what the club described as “unacceptable actions which saw him fallout with players and officials of the club.”
While reacting to his sack Oliseh claimed the top club officials wanted him to “violate the law”.
Following the 43-year-old accusations, the club in a statement on its official website on Thursday denied any wrong doing while taking the decision to sack the Tunisia ’94 Africa Cup of Nations winner.
“Fortuna Sittard has taken note of the unsubstantiated allegations made yesterday in various media by Sunday Oliseh after being on non-active earlier that day,” the statement read.
“Although Fortuna Sittard does not wish to go along with accusations in the press, Fortuna wants to fight the accusations made.
“In this context, the club will also take the necessary legal follow-up steps. Fortuna does not recognize itself at all in these accusations, which were not previously ventilated by Sunday Oliseh internally.
“Something that can be expected in view of the seriousness of the accusations regarding alleged illegal practices. Fortuna Sittard chooses to respond once by means of this statement, because many media have turned to her immediately after the accusations made to the club’s address.”
Oliseh who was appointed as Sittard coach in late December 2016, led the Dutch team to win its first trophy in 23 years, as they were crowned Second Period champions in January 2018.