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Micho set to replace Jonevret at Orlando Pirates

10:36 BST 26/07/2017
Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic
The Buccaneers will reportedly replace Kjell Jonevret with Micho ahead of the new season

Orlando Pirates are reportedly closing in on the re-appointment of Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic following his departure as head coach of the Ugandan national team.

According to SowetanLive, the Serbian could be unveiled next week, soon after the Carling Black Label Cup clash between Bucs and Kaizer Chiefs.

Reports suggest that Micho will arrive in the country over the weekend to complete the deal.

The 47-year-old is currently in Addis Ababa, but his departure as Uganda coach sparked rumours of a possible return  to the underperforming Bucs side.

He coached the Sea Robbers from July 2006 to January 2007 before being replaced by the late Bibey Mutombo after a string of poor results that nearly saw them miss out on the top eight that year.

Micho is no stranger to African football. He has been in charge of the Ethopian national side and has coached clubs in Rwanda and Sudan as well.

He qualified the Cranes to the Africa Cup of Nations this year, and he is undoubtely more experienced.  

With no word from the club or coach on the reports, Saturday’s showdown at the FNB Stadium could potentially be Jonevret’s final game in charge.