Monday Aug 19, 2019. 11:00
Micho Sredojevic has officially been unveiled as the new coach of Egyptian side Zamalek, both he and the club confirmed, ending days of denials that he would take up the reins.
The Serbian coach left Orlando Pirates suddenly on Friday, leaving all at the club shocked by his exit as he cited his sick mother back at home as the reason for his departure.
But he was pictured in Cairo on Sunday and this morning the club confirmed on their official website that he has joined on a one-year contract.
“I have been coaching in Africa for 19 years. I have worked in seven countries and visited 50 out of 54 African countries, but today I can say that my dream has come true after taking charge of Zamalek,” Sredojevic was quoted by various media.
“We have a fantastic squad. The best Tunisian players, the best three Moroccan players, in addition to the Egyptian ones. The club has all the success factors.
“Zamalek is a special club that you fall in love with as soon as you enter it. I want to work hard in order to achieve the fans’ goals.”
Sredojevic will now be tasked with winning a first Egyptian Premier League title with Zamalek since the 2014/15 season, and also a first Champions League title since 2002 – a long wat for a club that bills itself as one of the biggest on the African continent.