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Egyptian giants unveil Micho as new head coach

Egyptian giants Zamalek have hired Serbian Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic as their new head coach, the club's president confirmed on a TV channel.

Sredojevic shockingly quit his post as Orlando Pirates coach late on Friday night, with the Soweto club stating that he has put the team "ahead of his personal challenges".

Micho will now be leading the current Confederation Cup champions into the new season.

Zamalek President Mortada Mansour said in a televised statement to Zamalek Al Youm, Al Mehwar TV: "Micho was our first choice.

"Tarek Yehia will be his assistant, Ayman Abdelaziz will be appointed as team coordinator, and Amir Mortada will continue in his role as director of football."

Pirates released a statement on Friday saying Rhulani Mokwena would assume coaching responsibilities assisted by Fadlu Davids and Franck Plaine.

Mokwena will be in charge for the MTN 8 clash against Highlands Park at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.