Memela: Why intelligent Sredojevic will deliver trophies at Pirates

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The Bucs winger stated that Micho is an intelligent coach who knows how to get the best out of his players

Orlando Pirates midfielder Luvuyo Memela says Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic is one of the best coaches he has worked with.

The 30-year-old told TimesLive that the Serbian tactician will ultimately deliver trophies for Bucs, who are yet to win a major trophy since clinching the 2014 Nedbank Cup.

Memela made his return to the Bucs starting line-up in the 1-0 PSL win over Bloemfontein Celtic last weekend to earn the man-of-the match award.

“I enjoy working with him and I am sure the same goes out to all my team-mates. He is a very intelligent and humble person and he is one guy who even you are wrong he will say sorry to you," he said.

"Obviously‚ we can’t take his humility for granted but personally I see it as his way of making people to realise their mistakes and learn from them‚” Memela added.

Memela added that the fact that Micho has been coaching in Africa for almost 20 years speaks volumes of his endurance as an European and his experience of the conditions on the continent.

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“He has been coaching in Africa for the past 17 years and he helped Uganda to qualify for the Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years. Despite some of the things that he has achieved in the game‚ he is not big headed‚ everybody at the club loves him and he is good coach," he said.

"It is rare to find a coach who will laugh and joke with players to make them at ease even when things are not going well. When you score a goal in a friendly match he will come and celebrate with you just to motivate you," Memela concluded.

He has made five league appearances for the Buccaneers this season.