Absa Premiership

Sredojevic: Pressure fuels me

2017-08-04 11:08
Irvin Khoza and Milutin Sredojevic (Twitter)

Cape Town - New Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic is confident he can handle the weight of expectation to win silverware at Orlando Pirates.

Sredojevic was confirmed as Bucs head coach on Thursday, with the Serbian beginning his second spell at the club after being in charge in 2006.

He joined the Sea Robbers after a successful spell in Africa, including a recent stint as head coach of Uganda, whom he led to a first Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 38 years.

The 47-year-old is confident that the experience gained will enable him to restore Pirates' fortunes.

"I have been on an incredible journey, a football study, in the last 10 and a half years since I left Pirates," Sredojevic said on his unveiling.

"I believe I gained enough experience to help me reach the club's ambitions and my own personal ambitions which are huge.

"There is a huge challenge in front of me. But I want to inform you that I am one of a few people who uses fuel called pressure.

"I live for pressure. I have been under pressure since I was born. I come from Yugoslavia (now in the part called Serbia) where we have seen and felt everything," he stated.

He continued: "I feel extremely responsible towards the chairman (Irvin Khoza), the club and the supporters.

"But I don't feel pressure. I can't guarantee anything or make major promises. I can only promise to give sweat, blood and tears. To give my all.

"Then we will see how football will pay us back. Judging how football has paid me back since I left South Africa, I am confident that the same formula will pay me back here."

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