Micho returns to his ex-employers

African Football

Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has returned to his old job just days after being sacked as the Zambian national team coach.

Sredojevic has moved back to take over the Uganda national team job that he held prior to taking over at Pirates for his second spell four years ago.

The Serbian’s appointment was confirmed by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) on Tuesday evening.

"Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) hereby announces that Mr. Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been appointed Head coach of the Uganda Cranes on a three-year renewable contract effective 1st August 2021," read a statement from FUFA.

"The Head coach has a contractual mandate to name his backroom staff. Mr. Milutin Sredojevic will address the media on Tuesday 3rd August 2021."

Sredojevic takes over ahead of the start of the World Cup qualifiers in September.

The Cranes’ last match was a friendly international against Bafana Bafana last month when Abdallah Mubiru took charge having taken over from Johnny McKinstry.

Just over a week ago Micho reached a mutual separation with Zambia following a disappointing showing at the COSAFA Cup with Chipolopolo having also failed to qualify for the AFCON finals. 

Sredojevic’s deal was done by his South African-based agent Ivica Stankovic, who also confirmed the latest developments.

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