Soweto, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | Serb Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has resigned his job as coach of popular but underachieving South African club Orlando Pirates exactly two years after he joined them.
“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 to vacate his position based on reasons he has presented which are of a personal nature,” Orlando Pirates said in a statement.
Micho is said to have asked to leave to go look after his mother in Serbia who is struggling with breast cancer.
The club’s technical team led by Rhulani Mokwena assumes the coaching responsibilities, the statement said.
Micho, 49, has now been linked to the coaching job at Zamalek in Egypt, though no official statement has been made.
Second spell at Orlando
Micho had returned to Orlando Pirates in 2017 after an earlier spell there.
During that time, Micho took Pirates to the 2006 CAF Champions League semi-finals, but indifferent domestic form cost him his job.
Micho came to Africa in 2001 and coached clubs in Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania and Sudan and the national teams of Rwanda and Uganda.
He ended a successful spell as coach of Uganda in July 2017 after leading them to the Africa Cup of Nations, having failed to secure $64,000 (54,000 euros) in unpaid salaries.