Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic resigned because he is facing charges of indecent exposure after he allegedly tried to force himself on a hotel cleaner.
South Africa tabloid, Sunday World stated that a case was opened against Micho at the Norwood police station in Joburg following the incident at the Protea Hotel Wanderers in Illovo, Joburg.
Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele confirmed a case of sexual offence had been opened. He confirmed the suspect was a sports personality, but did not disclose his name.
According to police sources, the incident happened in the hotel’s disabled toilets a day before Women’s Day.
“The case will later be transferred to our detectives who specialise in sexual offences and domestic violence once he has appeared in court on Monday,” a senior figure within the Gauteng provincial police told the tabloid.
According to police documents seen by Sunday World, the 51-year-old cleaner was cleaning a toilet at about 6am when the coach allegedly asked to have sex with her.
“He was trying to undress his track pants and she screamed and opened the door and ran out,” read parts of the statement.
Micho’s phone rang unanswered.
Resigning from Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates on Thursday made the shock announcement that their coach, Milutin Sredojevic, has resigned with immediate effect.
The Buccaneers made the news public on their social media channels, as well as their website, after 10pm on Friday night.
Serbian mentor has stepped down for personal reasons, Pirates said.
Micho relinquishes his position as Head Coach of Orlando Pirates Football Club after two seasons at the helm,” a club statement read.
“The Club would like to place on record that this decision was taken unilaterally, and it was the management’s decision to accept Mr Sredojevic to vacate his position based on reasons he has presented, which are of a personal nature.
“Rhulani Mokwena assumes coaching responsibilities, assisted by Fadlu Davids and Franck Plaine.”
In a video on the club Twitter account, Sredojevic bid farewell to the fans.
“Dear supporters, spiritual owners of Orlando Pirates, this institution… I would like to use this opportunity and occasion to whole-heartedly appreciate those over 740 days that we have spent together, ” the 49-year-old said.
Joins Egypt’s Zamalek:
The CAF Confederation Cup winners have been searching for a new manager since Khaled Galal was fired last month following a defeat to arch-rivals Al Ahly.
Galal was appointed as the Whites’ head coach in May, succeeding Christian Gross, who the club opted against extending his contract due to his high wage demands.
Following Galal’s departure, Zamalek’s board have interviewed a number of candidates for the vacant job, including Ramón Díaz, and former managers Jaime Pacheco and Jesualdo Ferreira.
And on Thursday, club president Mortada Mansour announced that they have named Serbian head coach Aleksandar Stanojević as their new manager, however, two days later, he revealed that Milutin Sredojević, known as Micho, is the one who will take charge of the club.
Speaking on Saturday, Mansour said: “Micho was our first choice. Tarek Yehia (current interim manager) will be his assistant, Ayman Abdelaziz will be appointed as team coordinator, and Amir Mortada will continue in his role as director of football.”
Asked about the reason behind announcing Stanojević as the club’s new manager, he said: “Stanojević will not take charge of Zamalek. It was a trick to find out who the club’s enemies are and I revealed them in front of everyone.”