By Frank Kamuntu
Shocking secrets about why former Uganda Cranes and Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojević resigned suddenly last week have emerged.
Our Spies reveal that Micho is staring at a sex scandal just days after he sensationally quit his coaching job at top South African club Orlando Pirates.
The Serb cited ‘personal challenges’ as his reasons for departing less than a day before he was set to lead his charges in the MTN8 quarterfinal clash against Highlands Park at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
It is said that the 49-year-old is facing charges of indecent exposure, after an incident which occurred in the team’s hotel on Thursday, 8 August, just as Pirates were set to travel to Zambia to compete in the CAF Champions League.
However, the 49-year old has dismissed reports that he was forced to quit following complaints of indecent exposure 10 days ago by a woman said to be a hotel cleaner.
“This (allegation) is a shame. My lawyers will be dealing with this. I have been the most respectful person, soldier, and servant of the game. I don’t deserve this. It is baseless and unfair,” Micho was quoted by Soccer Laduma.
‘I am still in pain and with my bedridden mother. I am lucky I am out of the country, this is an unbelievable set up to chase me out. I don’t know who she (the accuser) is,” he said.
Micho has amassed an impressive track record as one of the most successful coaches in Africa, dating back to stints as the coach of Tanzania’s Young Africans, Saint Georges (Ethiopia), Al Hilal (Sudan), plus the Ugandan and Rwandan national football teams.
He has already been linked with a new job, as coach of Egyptian giants Zamalek and is understood to have also received an offer from Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca. Micho left Pirates after two seasons into his second stint at the club.
He had previously coached the Soweto giants between 2006 and 2007, where he lasted just 12 matches at the helm. In his second bite of the cherry, the Serb enjoyed far more success, despite not ending the club’s five-year trophy drought.
Micho led Pirates in 62 league games, winning half of those on his way to helping the club finish second in the standings in two consecutive seasons.
In his parting shot, Micho alluded to “challenges” that have prompted him to resign from his post.
“Due to the challenges that I am personally facing I am leaving this position, but at the same moment, I will look forward to the challenges that once I am settled are coming ahead of me. I really value and appreciate each moment spent with you.”