Serbian Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic has been appointed Head coach of the Uganda Cranes on a three year renewable contract effective 1st August 2021, FUFA has confirmed.
Micho returns in his second stint as Cranes coach after mutually ending his relationship with Zambia this month on a poor run of results.
Micho was first named Cranes coach in February 2013, guiding Uganda to their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 2017, a first since 1978.
He also coached Uganda at two African Nations Championships (CHAN) in 2014 and 2016 before stepping down from his role on Saturday, 29 July 2017.
A journey that has seen him coach at Orlando Pirates in South Africa, Zamalek in Egypt, and Zambia’s Chipolopolo.
Micho takes over from Johnathan McKinstry, sacked in April 2021 after Uganda failed to qualify for a third straight Africa Cup of Nations and poor show at the 2020 CHAN finals in Cameroon.
Micho appointment also means that interim coaches Abdallah Mubiru and Livingstone Mbabazi are now jobless with a future with the Cranes also not certain.
According to FUFA; “The Head coach has a contractual mandate to name his backroom staff” and it is not certain whether he will retain the duo of Mubiru and Mbabazi or he will look elsewher