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Former Uganda Cranes coach appointed by Egyptian giants

Micho was Cranes’s coach for 4 years. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Former Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been named the new head coach of Egyptian side Zamalek FC.

The appointment came a few hours after Micho stepped down from his role at South African giants Orlando Pirates on Friday.

Zamalek who are the current holders of the CAF Confederations Cup have been searching for a new coach since Khaled Galal was fired last month.

Galal was appointed as the Whites’ head coach in May, succeeding Christian Gross, who the club opted against extending his contract due to his high wage demands.

Micho’s appointment was confirmed by Zamalek President Mortada Mansour.

“We are glad to announce Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic as our new head coach. Micho was our first choice. Tarek Yehia (current interim manager) will be his assistant, Ayman Abdelaziz will be appointed as team coordinator, and Amir Mortada will continue in his role as director of football.” Said Mansour.

Mansour also has also revealed that Sredojević will arrive in Egypt on Sunday to sign his contracts, before leading the team in the CAF Champions League and the Egypt Cup.

Micho is expected to arrive in Egypt on Sunday to sign his contracts, before leading the team in the CAF Champions League and the Egypt Cup.

The 49-year-old Serbian has previously managed at SC Villa, Sudan’s Al Hilal, Tanzania’s Yanga Africans, Saint George of Ethiopia, the Rwanda national team and Yugoslavia U20 head coach.

He was the head coach of the Cranes from 2013 to 2017, leading Uganda to a first AFCON appearance in 39 years, in 2017.

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