Irvin Khoza. Picture: GALLO
Irvin Khoza. Picture: GALLO

Milutin "Micho" Sredojevic received a call that was "hard to resist"‚ the coach said after he was announced as the new coach of Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Thursday.

Sredojevic was presented to the media by Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza as the replacement for Kjell Jonevret‚ who resigned on Wednesday.

"I got a call that was hard to resist‚" Sredojevic said in his opening statement.

"A call from my father. Irvin Khoza is a hard man to resist.

"I am determined to show that from all the experience I got in the last 10 years‚ on a journey of football studies across Africa‚ my end diploma is made here," he said when introduced to the media on Thursday.

"I want to give my contribution to this great country‚ to the football game. I want to put a smile on the faces of the fans."

Sredojevic resigned as head coach of Uganda on Saturday.

That was six months after leading the Cranes to their first Africa Cup of Nations finals tournament in 38 years.

Sredojevic‚ also strongly linked to Zamalek‚ returns for a second stint at Pirates, having also coached Bucs for seven months in 2006.

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