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Reports: Egyptian giants in advanced talks with former Cranes coach

Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic and his assistant Rhulani Mokwena. Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

With the current state of affairs, there no signs of former Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic leaving his current job at Orlando Pirates for Zamalek SC in Egyptian.

Yet according to reports in Egypt, Micho and Zamalek are in advanced talk although the Serbian still has a running contract with the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The 12-time Egyptian champions are without a coach after they fired Swiss Christian Gross on June 1st 2019, having signed a two-year deal on April 2018.

“They (Micho and Zamalek) are in advanced talk,” a highly placed Egyptian source told www.football-256.com on Wednesday.

“Right now, Tarek Yehia is in charge as head coach in charge of training as they wait for the arrival of a foreign coach who is supposed to be Micho,” the source added.

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Former Uganda Cranes coach Micho Sredejovic while in Gabon with the team at he 2017 AFCON Finals. Courtesy Photo

in 2017 Micho resigned as Cranes coach to take up the coaching job at Orlando Pirates, his successor Sebastien Desabre also quit as Cranes coach to take the coaching role at Pyramids FC in the Egyptian top tier league.

Micho who is in his second stint at Orlando Pirates was in charge of the Cranes as they broke a 39-year wait before they returned to the finals of Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, 2017.

He also coached the Rwandan National team the Amavubi Stars, FK Palić, FK Spartak Subotica, the Yugoslavia U20, and FK Hajduk Kula.

His African journey started with SC Villa in 2003, before moving to Saint-George in Ethiopia, he has coached Young Africans in Tanzania before making a return to Saint-George SA, then Al-Hilal Omdurman in Sudan.

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