Former Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic officially signed his contract as Zambia Chipolopolo on Friday.
He signed a two-year contract, ending a six-month wait after a deal was initially agreed between Zambia Football Association and the Serb.
According to Zambia Soccernet, Micho was being partially paid by the FAZ to the tune of $15,000.00 per month since February.
He will now be earn an extra $10,000.00 from the Zambian government, bringing his full pay to $25,000.00 per month.
Micho, left Uganda to join Orland Pirates in July 2017, citing unpaid arrears of about Sh230M.
In March 2018, FUFA finance director Decolas Kiiza said that Micho’s bill has been cleared by Government who contributed $20,000 before FUFA added $34,000.
After signing his contract with Zambia, Micho targets taking the nation to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the 2021 AFCON.
“We will be having a set of friendly matches in front of us and we want to go step by step to inject the confidence inside our players to make them aware that every single step they do for the nation and the sacrifice they give in every match will be a step to build the confidence to the CHAN in Cameroon, the Africa Cup of Nations and on the wings of confidence to reach the World Cup,” said Micho.
“If we succeed, it will be all of us. If we fail it will be myself but with the way things have been done before and the way we are doing things in the same spirit to retain Zambian football where it belongs; from the government, FAZ, technical people all over the country and players that are also happy of success, because they want to repeat the success that has been achieved and outmatch it by going to the World Cup for the first time is something that will drive us to the right direction.”
Micho will be assisted by Dushan Stojanovic, Oswald Mutapa and goalkeeper trainer Miroslav Stojnic.