Papic has joined the Chilli Boys on a one-year deal from Black Leopards with an option for another two years to renew.
The last time Papic coached in the PSL was in 2007 when he was managing Kaizer Chiefs, and since then he has been to Ghana where he coached Hearts of Oak, in 2008 to 2009. He also went to Tanzania to coach Young African Sports Club from 2009 to 2011 before returning to the country to coach Leopards last season.
But now that he will be returning to the PSL where he started with Orlando Pirates, Papic said he is looking forward to building an impressive brand of football at Chippa like he did with the Buccaneers and Leopards.
“Of course I have always wanted to be in the PSL again,” Papic tells KickOff.com.
“I'm happy that Chippa are giving me the opportunity and I'm looking forward to help them stay in the League.”
Papic also revealed that he didn’t have any problem with Leopards after he parted ways with them, but that he wanted to coach in the PSL.
“I had to think about my family and other things, that's why I decided to join Chippa when they approached me and I'm looking forward to work with them.”
The Serbian will be officially unveiled as Chippa's new coach tomorrow.