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Micho renamed Uganda Cranes Head Coach.

Serbian coach Milutin Sredojevic Micho who has been strongly associated with a third return to Uganda as tabs close to him confirm talks to take on the Uganda Cranes managerial job.

According to sources close to the 51-year-old’s camp, talks with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations have been ongoing, and a deal has been reached today.

The source also confirmed to our reporter that agreement over wages could have been the only hindrance for the deal to happen.

Uganda’s search for the next head coach happened after the sacking of Jonathan Mckinstry in March 2021 that left Abdallah Mubiru in the office on an interim basis.

On Friday night, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed talks between the Federation and Englishman Chris Mcginn for the same job.

Micho has recently left his role as Zambian national team head coach after a year with the Chipolopolo.

His first stint in Uganda was in 2001 with SC Villa, where he spent a relatively successful three years including winning the league three times.

He made a return to the country in 2013 for four years with the Uganda Cranes. In 2017, he resigned his role, and Frenchman Sebastien Desabre took over.

He has had managerial positions across the continent, handling up to 11 coaching jobs in Africa across his coaching career.

He has been to Villa, Saint George SA(twice), Orlando Pirates(twice), Al Hilal Omdurman, Young Africans FC, Rwanda national team, Zamalek, Uganda national team and the Zambian national team.

He is known for his strong relationship with players and was a pillar in securing moves for several Cranes players abroad including recommending Khaled Aucho to Red Star Belgrade in 2017.

Retired national team captain Dennis Onyango has often described Micho as ‘father-like’ and called him one of the best coaches he has worked with within his career.

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