South African Football club, Orlando Pirates, on Thursday announced former Uganda Cranes coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, as their new coach.
Micho replaces Kjell Jonevret, the former Orlando Pirates head coach, who tendered in his resignation on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the Chairman of Orlando Pirates, Dr Irvin Khoza, in a press conference, revealed that Kjell’s position was being occupied by Micho.
“We also welcome back Milutin Sredejovic, coach Micho,” Dr Khoza told press unveiling the Serbian at before journalists.
Dr Khoza described Micho as a man whose integrity he respects.
“When he left, he left graciously. Now, he comes back with a great record and experiences throughout the continent.”
Dr Khoza said he would soon announce the technical support staff after further discussions.
“We are hoping to finalize one or two signings before the start of the season in key positions. We will be announcing and finalising player transfers and staff movements soon.”
He added: “We are confident with the new coach and support,” Dr Khoza noted, adding, “You can’t guarantee glory days, but you can guarantee the efforts you put in for it.”
In his opening statement, Micho said he got a call from Khoza and could not resist it.
Micho was the coach in 2006 of the Soweto, Johannesburg based Club.