Zamalek SC have sacked Serbian manager Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic following their defeat to Congolese side TP Mazembe in the CAF Champions League.
Pressure has been mounting on Micho as Zamalek lost 2-1 to Enppi in the Egyptian Premier League last week, dropping to fifth place in the standings.
The White Knights then suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat to TP Mazembe five days later in their opening game of Group A in the CAF Champions League.
Despite a poor run of results, Micho had a bright start since taking charge of Zamalek in August, winning the Egypt Cup after a dominant 3-0 win over Pyramids FC.
After their Egypt Cup triumph, a 3-2 defeat to arch-rivals Al Ahly in the Egypt Super Cup followed two weeks later.
The former Uganda Cranes coach has managed Zamalek for 12 games, winning seven games, losing four games, and drawing just one game.
In August this year, Orlando Pirates made a shocking announcement that their coach, Micho, had resigned with immediate effect.
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 assumed 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.
A few days later, Micho joined Zamalek.
Do you have a story in your community or an opinion to share with us: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org