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Milutin Sredojevic aims high with Orlando Pirates

Posted: 5 February 2018 Time: 17:00

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic is hoping parallels can be drawn with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in his second season at Mayfair.

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City failed to match expectations in Guardiola's first season in charge of the English giants last term.

However, the big-spenders are threatening to run away with Premier League honours in 2017/18 as they boast a 13-point lead at the summit after 26 games.

Pirates, meanwhile, are currently second in the Premiership standings after 21 fixtures, having failed to finish in the top eight in 2016/17 for the first time in PSL history.

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However, Sredojevic believes there is still some way to go for his charges.

"There is a good example in world football in Manchester City; you saw how they looked last year and how they are looking this year," said the Serbian, who replaced Kjell Jonevret in the Bucs hotseat in the off-season.

"We have our game model and vision. We are pushing towards that vision. We have the highest possible ambition on the local level in all the cups."

'Micho' is determined to leave a legacy at the Soweto giants as he aims to emulate the club's sole CAF Champions League triumph in 1995.

"We have the highest possible ambition in the CAF inter-club competitions. We want to be remembered for something because when you are here, you have to leave a legacy so that people can remember what you did in your future.

"Our final dream is to put at least two stars on this badge. For that to happen we have to keep with the process and improve.

"When the final product is delivered, you will see."

The Buccaneers will be looking for revenge when they next host Ajax Cape Town in the last-32 of the Nedbank Cup at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Micho's men recently lost 3-0 to the relegation-threatened Urban Warriors in the league.

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Article by: Rofhiwa Lihaiwa
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