According to John Mikel Obi, a former Chelsea midfielder, Sunday Oliseh was among the worst managers he ever worked with. Oliseh was the head coach of the Super Eagles.
In 2016, Oliseh was chosen to lead the Nigerian national team.
Unfortunately, he was let go only a few months into his employment.
He was involved in a number of scandals during his tenure as manager, most notably a falling out with Vincent Enyeama, the team’s starting goalie who subsequently retired suddenly.
On his ObiOne podcast, Mikel Obi detailed how Oliseh’s first day on the job caused chaos in the Eagles’ training camp.
“The first day he came into the camp is something I remember,” he stated. After that, we reported to the camp for international duties. toward that point, he charged directly toward Vincent Enyeama, the goalkeeper—a man who was also quite powerful back then—and myself.
“He yelled a few things and came straight at us and Elderson Echiejile. He informed us that he had heard we have a lot of player power.
“Then Enyeama asked, ‘What’s wrong?'” Can you tell me where you’re acquiring all of these? We are a peaceful group, and your initial move is to assault us?
‘I heard about you guys,’ he said. After a while, Enyeama got to her feet and informed him he couldn’t say that as we’d been here for a long time. Arguments broke out between them, and it looked like a fight was imminent.
Not only did he bench Enyeama, but he also threatened to bench us as well. He threatened to kick us off the squad and make sure we never played again.
“Despite my pleadings, Enyeama stormed out of the camp in an angry rage and never returned.”
Among the worst managers that Mikel Obi ever played for was Oliseh.
Oliseh has no idea what a manager does, according to Obi. While he was a great player, he was a complete disaster in the role of coach. He was really confused.
Even he was confused about what to do, and the players never got it. The fact that he had just entered the squad and shattered their unity left him bewildered.
He said that the people and FA cast a spell on him to ensure that he would fail after he was sacked. I have never played under a worse boss than him.
His lack of regard for speaking to anyone—the physio or anyone else—was accompanied by his bitterness and jealousy toward everyone, he said.
When Oliseh’s time with the Super Eagles ended, he worked for SV Straelen in Germany’s fifth division and Fortuna Sittard in the Netherlands. After 2022, he still hasn’t found a new squad.