Olofinjana Named Technical Director of Grasshopper Zurich

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Seyi Olofinjana, has been named as technical director at Switzerland’s most successful club Grasshopper Zurich.

The Ex-Wolves star will oversee the football department at the newly-promoted Super League outfit and immediately find the right candidate to fill the ‘position of the head coach’ .

Olofinjana was snapped up from English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he was most recently loan-manager and had previously worked in various roles.

“This an important role and I look forward to working together with the amazing people at Grasshopper to hopefully steer this massive club in the right direction,” Olofinjana told BBC Sport Africa, after beating off stiff competition from other top applicants.

“A club as decorated and influential as Grasshopper deserves stability and we need to find the right ways of restoring its lost football glory.”

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Olofinjana becomes the latest African to hold the technical director position in Europe after compatriot Michael Emenaloheld similar roles at English side Chelsea and French club Monaco.

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