Militin Sredejovic new Orlando Pirates coach during the Orlando Pirates Press Conference on the 03 August 2017 at Orlando Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix
Sunday Aug 06, 2017. 12:00
New Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says he expects more support from the Buccaneers faithful ahead of the new 2017/18 South African Premier Soccer League season.
The Serbian manager was appointed last week to replace Belgian-born, Kjell Jonevret and the former Uganda coach wants to reclaim the glory days at Pirates.
Although he is not new at Pirates, having coached the side in 2006, Sredojevic has called for support from everyone associated with the Soweto giants.
"Everyone needs to do their own jobs. My job is I'm a football person and I have come here to solve the one million and one football problems I have seen in the match the other Saturday [against Kaizer Chiefs]," Sredojevic is quoted by KickOff.com.
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"I have seen room for improvement and space for development. I will deal with the football issues on the field of play and I believe that I'm a key player so I will give my full contribution in all capacities – from a coaching and technical aspect.
"I expect and have come here after being assured of full support from all structures within the club.
"We are running against time and need to work in that regard, and I strongly believe, with my capacities as manager off the field and football coach on the field, that we will succeed in all the challenges in front of us."
Pirates will open their Absa Premiership campaign against Chippa United at home on August 19 at Orlando Stadium at 18:00 (CAT).