Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has terminated his contract with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
The announcement came shortly after 10:00am on Saturday as the Serbian International addressed a well-attended press conference at Kabira Country club in Bukoto.
“It is 50 months today since I signed a contract with FUFA. My employment contract with FUFA has been terminated,” said coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. “I had no reason to resign but I have a million and one reasons for termination of contract,” he added.
Micho cites the federation’s failure to meet contractual obligations especially when it comes to salaries and bonuses with an outstanding debt of sh230M.
Reportedly, clause 12d of his contract with the local football governing body says that when FUFA fails to pay salary for the coach for more than three months, then the coach is free to separate but does not free them (federation) from clearing the debts owed to the coach.
The 48-year-old has served as Uganda Cranes coach for the last four years since being appointed in May 2013 on an initial two-year contract that was later renewed.
An emotional Micho also said; “I will now seek for rehabilitation. Just like a breakup with some woman whom you have been in love with.”
Micho walks away with his head held high after guiding Uganda to their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance for the first in 38 years (since 1978).
Several clubs are courting the Serb with South African giants Orlando Pirates said to be leading the race for his signature. Egyptian side Zamalek and an unnamed Libyan club are also reported to be interested in his services.