The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has parted ways with national team head coach, Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic on mutual agreement.
The FA announced today July 17 that they have parted ways with national team head coach on mutual respect.
“FAZ can confirm that it has reached a mutual separation agreement with its senior men’s national team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. After a meeting between FAZ and the head coach, it was agreed that in the interest of progress for both parties they had to seperate”, Says FAZ Secretary General, Adrian Kashala
This comes at the time when the Chipolopolo have had string of poor results recently, in the 2021 COSAFA cup which they failed to progress to the knock out stage following 2 defeats, 1 draw and a win which was not enough to see the Zambian progress to the next phase of the competition.
However, Micho thanked the FAZ and the people of Zambia for having supported him during his era.
“I am grateful to the Zambian people, the players, coaches , officials and fans who supported me in various ways during my stay. All the positive experience with the Chipolopolo of Zambia, I will use in my career ahead and world like to wish all the best to Zambia”, Michael’s last words as Zambian coach.
The former Orlando Pirates coach was appointed in February 2020, with the aim to qualify Zambia for AFCON 2021, but failed, couple with the disappointing quarter final exit to Morocco in the African nations championship last January.
Meanwhile, the Zambian FA will announce the new road map and Micho’s successor in the days ahead.