Micho pledges commitment to Pirates
Posted: 15 January 2019 Time: 16:00
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has declared his loyalty towards The Buccaneers as he refused to entertain questions over his future.
It may come as a coincidence that Sredojevic was quizzed over his plans prior to Pirates' surprise appointment of a second assistant coach this week.
The Serbian tactician is currently serving a second spell at the Soweto giants, having previously led the club for a brief seven-month period back in 2006.
The well-travelled tactician has spent nearly two decades coaching across the continent, in countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Sudan and Rwanda, and has extensive experience in both the club and international arena.
His recent visit to Zimbabwe, where Bucs drew 0-0 with FC Platinum in their CAF Champions League group stage opener, was met with mutual respect and admiration from the supporters and media, who in fact questioned him about potentially pursuing opportunities in the country one day.
However, 'Micho' refused to engage and instead affirmed his commitment to Pirates.
"I will not comment about this, I am fully committed to Orlando Pirates," responded Sredojevic.
"I will just tell you that I have a very long personal history in support towards the [Zimbabwe] national team, towards clubs and whatever, but I am a soldier of Orlando Pirates and I will not comment anything."
Meanwhile, the Mayfair outfit have roped in the services of former Maritzburg United head coach Fadlu Davids as Micho's second assistant alongside Rhulani Mokwena – a move seen as a potential contingency plan should the former Cranes boss vacate his position in future.