Sredojevic quits as Pirates coach

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Milutin Sredojevic
  • Post published:August 17, 2019

Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic has sent shock waves through South African football with the announcement that he has stepped away from the club due to personal problems.

The club made the announcement late on Friday night and although Pirates have lost their last two games, there was no indication that Sredojevic would resign when he attended an MTN8 media conference on Thursday afternoon.

Rumours have abounded that Egyptian giants Zamalek were interested in his services, but the position now has already been filled by Aleksandar Stanojević.

Pirates released a statement on their website while Sredojevic also appeared in a short video on the club’s Twitter page, but no indication was given to exactly what ‘personal reasons’ led him to abruptly quit his position at Pirates at the start of the season.

Rhulani Mokwena will assume the coaching responsibilities – assisted by Fadlu Davids and Franck Plaine according to the club – with the Sea Robbers set to do battle against Highlands Park in the MTN8 on Saturday night.

The full statement from the club:

‘Milutin Sredojevic relinquishes his position as Head Coach of Orlando Pirates Football Club after two seasons at the helm. The Club would like to place on record that this decision was taken unilaterally, and it was the management’s decision to accept Mr Sredojevic’s wish to vacate his position based on reasons he has presented which are of a personal nature. Rhulani Mokwena assumes coaching responsibilities, assisted by Fadlu Davids and Franck Plaine.’