Serbian born tactician Milutin Micho Sredojevic has expressed his happiness after joining top South African side, Orlando Pirates.
Coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic during the unveiling at Orlando Piratres on Thursday.
Serbian born tactician Milutin ‘Micho' Sredojevic has expressed his happiness after joining top South African side, Orlando Pirates.
The 47-year coach was unveiled on Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sredojevic who guided Uganda Cranes to the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) terminated his contract with Uganda last Friday over unpaid wages amounting to UGX192 million (US$54,000).
“I am happy to return to a big club with a lot of history like Pirates. Coming back to this club after 10 years means a lot for me. I have been eager to return to club football and I am happy this dream has come true,” Sredojevic told URN on Thursday night. He also thanked Uganda for giving him chance to gain more experience as a coach.
The Serbian handled the same side between 2006/2007 and helped them reach the semi final stage of the lucrative CAF Champions League. Besides handling Uganda since May 2013, Sredojevic has also been successful with local sides SC Villa (Uganda), St. George (Ethiopia), El Hillal Omdurman (Sudan) and Young Africans (Tanzania).
"When he left, he left graciously. Now, he comes back with a great record and experiences throughout the continent," Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza said on Thursday.
Sredojevic replace's Sweden's Kjell Jonevret who resigned on Wednesday. Orlando Pirates finished 11th in the Premier Soccer League.
Reports from South Africa indicate that Uganda Cranes defender Murushid Juuko is one of the targets for Sredojevic at his new club. The steady defender who has been key for the national team for the past one year currently features for Tanzanian League side Simba SC.