Former Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been named as the new Chipolopolo coach.
According to reports, the Serbian has been offered an initial two-year deal.
The former Orlando Pirates boss is expected in the country next week to put pen to paper and start the work of preparing Chipolopolo for the back to back 2021 Africa Cup qualifiers next month against Botswana.
Micho who led the Uganda Cranes to the 2017 AFCON, their first time in 38 years beat off competition from former Mozambique coach and Portugal International Abel Xavier and Ivan Jacky Minnaert of Belgium. He is expected to come with his own assistant coach and a goalkeeper trainer.
Apart from the AFCON qualifiers, Micho is also expected to take the Copper Bullets through the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualification process.
Zambia was drawn in Group B alongside Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea.
Sredojevic joins Zambia from a short stint with African and Egyptian giants Zamalek