JOHANNESBURG – After handing in his resignation on Friday as Orlando Pirates coach, allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced against Milutin Sredojevic.
Media reports in South Africa suggest that a case against the Serbian mentor has been opened where the experienced manager allegedly tried to engage a hotel cleaner against her will.
According to the Sowetan, the former Uganda national team coach stepped down as the Buccaneers manager because he is facing charges of indecent exposure after he allegedly tried to force himself on a hotel cleaner.
The Sunday World reported on Sunday that a case was opened against Sredojevic at the Norwood police station in Johannesburg following the incident at the Protea Hotel Wanderers in Illovo, Johannesburg.
However, the Soweto giants’ administrative officer Floyd Mbele could not ascertain why the experienced manager decided to leave the club.
“We didn’t see this coming because Micho has been employed by the club. He had a contract with us,” said Mbele to News24.
“He requested a meeting with the chairperson [Irvin Khoza] on Friday and they met. What came out of that meeting was that the coach had resigned. That’s why the club later issued a statement.
“It shocked us as much as everyone, but you can’t control it, especially when someone cites personal problems as the reason for leaving.”
Meanwhile, the 49-year-old has been linked with the vacant coaching job in Egypt where he is said to be heading to Zamalek.
Although reports surfaced a few weeks ago that the White Knights were interested in landing the outspoken manager, ‘Micho’ confirmed that many African clubs wanted him, but he wanted to stay in South Africa.
According to Kingfut, Sredojevic has signed a contract with the Egyptian Premier League side and will be unveiled this week after another Serbian, Aleksandar Stanojević, handed his resignation.
“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,” said Zamalek president Mortada Mansour to Al Mehwar TV channel.
“Stanojević will not take charge of Zamalek. It was a trick to find out who the club’s enemies are and I exposed them in front of everyone.”
Meanwhile, Pirates suffered two consecutive defeats in all competitions prior to the manager’s resignation and have lost to Highlands Park in the MTN8 match on Saturday night.