Micho's Pirates Ratios Compared
Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic's Orlando Pirates Ratios Compared
Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has overseen twice as many matches with Orlando Pirates this term as he did during his first spell in charge, and we look at the coach's varying ratios with the Buccaneers.
Sredojevic leads the second-placed Sea Robbers to FNB Stadium today to take on bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs, who sit third in the Absa Premiership, with both sides looking to cut down Mamelodi Sundowns' seven-point lead in the title race.
This isn't the Serbian's first taste of Soweto Derby action, though, having first held the reins of the Mayfair giants in June 2006, where he oversaw the first league derby of that campaign, in December. And, he was cruelly denied victory over Chiefs that day when Shaun Bartlett headed home in second-half stoppage time to earn Amakhosi a 1-1 draw.
However, he lasted just 217 days in the hot seat before parting ways with the club in January 2017, having overseen 12 matches with the Buccaneers and managing just 13 points during that time - an average of just over one point a game.
Fast forward to 2017 and Sredojevic's return to Orlando and the numbers show the Serbian has already bettered his previous points rate with Pirates, having overseen 22 league matches so far this season, winning nine and drawing as many, coming at a rate of 1.63 points per game.
The coach will be hoping to continue adding to his tally at Soccer City this weekend, where the only statistic 'Micho' will be interested in is how many goals his side can plunder against their fierce rivals.