Orlando Pirates coach ‘Micho’: We are laying foundations

Orlando Pirates coach ‘Micho’: We are laying foundations
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Oct 28, 2017. 13:00

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has urged fans to be patient with him and the team, as they are in the process of laying the foundations of success.

Former Uganda coach ‘Micho’ was brought to the Buccaneers ahead of the current season after the club endured a disastrous campaign in 2016/17.

The Serbian has overseen a solid if unspectacular start to the current season, though they have failed to win any of their last four matches and were held to a dour goalless draw by Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs last weekend.

Sredojevic understands that Bucs’ supporters want a more attacking brand of football, but he believes the team needs to be on a stronger foundation before the players can express themselves with freedom.

"We want to give double joy to our supporters; this means good football and positive results. Sometimes teams win but don't play a good brand of football and that is also frustrating for the fans. On the other hand, sometimes you play really well but don't win," ‘Micho’ told Pirates’ official website.

"We are in the process of building and for that reason I can say that we [the technical team] were generally pleased with the performance of the team last week. Having said that, I also fully understand the expectations of our supporters.

"No coach joins this club blind of those expectations. This is why we are not ready to rest. We are working around the clock and it’s only a matter of time before we get our systems in place. The supporters must understand that it is a process. We will get it right.

"We are pushing all departments to play with the brand of football that will excite supporters and make them happy. We are building a house here, and it starts with foundations before putting a roof on it. The habit of scoring has to be done through repetitions, and that's our aim as a technical team."

Pirates will be in action later this afternoon when they face Golden Arrows in a last 16 Telkom Knockout clash at Princess Magogo Stadium.

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