By: Danito Nsubuga
Orlando Pirates FC confirm the appointment of Milutin Sredejovic Micho as their new head coach.
Former Uganda cranes coach Micho Sredejovic has been unveiled as the new head coach of South African bigwigs Orlando Pirates.
A statement from the club website read,
“Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Milutin Sredejovic as new Head Coach.”
The 47-year old takes over with immediate effect.
“Micho’, as he is affectionately known, returns to the Bucs stable after joining as a 37-year old in 2008, where he led the squad to a CAF Champions League semi-final berth. Since leaving the club, Micho has gone on to establish himself on the African continent for both club and country.”
“The newly appointed head coach is due to meet with the Club Chairman layer today to discuss matters around the squad and his support staff”.
The Serbian becomes the Buccaneers 7th head coach since 2014 after the resignation of Swede Kjell Jonevret on Wednesday. Micho coached Pirates between June 2006 and January 2007 when he guided them club to CAF Champions League semifinals in 2006 but he later resigned after a poor home record.
He began his African coaching career in Uganda with record league Champions SC Villa Jogoo in 2001, from where he joined St.George of Ethiopia, Al Hilal of Sudan and the Rwandan national team in 2013 .