Grasshopper Club Zürich have relieved their Technical Director, Seyi Olofinjana of his duties at the Club after one season.
The Swiss Club made the announcement on Monday via a statement on their website a clarified that “the parties came to the joint decision to go separate ways.”
According to Club President Sky Sun, the Club decided to part ways with Olofinjana and Managing Director Jimmy Berisha after the board agreed a change in management of the squad ahead of the coming season.
The statement quoted the President:
Over the past weeks, intense discussions regarding the future of the club were held. Through these open and fair conversations, the parties came to the joint decision to go separate ways.
As a club with a strong heritage and ambitious vision, our aim must be to continuously push it forward and challenge ourselves on a regular basis.
Following the transparent discussions and in light of the diverging views on the future direction of the club, it was mutually recognized that change within the leadership team was inevitable.
The board of directors together with the concerned parties came to this decision in the best interest of the club’s future in order to keep pursuing its ambitious goals in the years to come.
I would like to thank Jimmy and Seyi for their always professional and constructive collaboration. Seyi has always shown great dedication and committed fully to any challenge with strong passion.
Through his work, he ensured we could tackle the season with a competitive squad. I wish them all the best for their personal and professional future and thank them sincerely for their commitment to Grasshoppers.
Last season, the 27-time Swiss Super League Champions finished 8th in the, barely avoiding the relegation playoff.