Milutin Sredojevic believes assistant coach Rulani Mokwena will be at Orlando Pirates as long as Sir Alex Ferguson was at Manchester United.
The 49-year-old coach guided the Buccaneers to a 2-1 victory over rivals Kaizer Chiefs in an entertaining Soweto derby at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The Serbian born coach successfully guided his Bucs troops to a second successive league win over rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday and was asked if he planned to emulate Ferguson and remain with the club for many years.
When asked if he plans to emulate Ferguson’s successful 26-year reign at United, Sredojevic downplayed the question as he refused to be compared to the legendary United manager.
‘Whoa‚ whoa‚ whoa!’ Sredojevic told TimesLIVE.
‘This is a bit too much for me.
‘Pirates will be much more after me.
‘I have been lucky‚ blessed and privileged to be in this position.
‘I don’t want to think anything beyond the next match.’
However, Sredojevic believes that assistant coach Mokwena is capable of becoming the Ferguson of the Buccaneers as he insists that the assistant coach will be at the club for many years to come.
‘It is not fair to talk about this because it is very‚ very far‚’ he added.
‘But besides me there is a person [Mokwena] that I believe one day‚ when like in the relay in athletics‚ I will give the baton to and he will go all the way.
‘He [Mokwena] will last as long as Alex Ferguson (at Man United).’
Pirates are next in action on Saturday when they face AmaZulu in a Telkom Knockout quarter-final at the Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban.
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