New reports out of the national teams says that Milutin Sredojevic is threatening to leave Chipolopolo after Football Association Zambia (FAZ) “failed to formalize his engagement with the national team.”
Sredojevic is yet to be presented with a contract signing despite getting into the job on 3 February.
“The situation has driven the national football association in quandary as Micho has expressed his intentions to quit the job,” reported The Zambian Observer.
“The move could derail the national team’s preparations as it comes only weeks before Chipolopolo face Botswana in the double-tier Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
The report added to highlight how similar scenarios happened to the FA's previous coaches: Wedson Nyirenda and Harve Renard. “However, this is not the first instance for a national team coach to threaten leaving the top job.
“Sometime in 2018, the then national team coach, Wedson Nyirenda, also threatened to quit his position citing boardroom politics from some FAZ executive committee members. In 2012, one of the finest coaches to ever lead Zambia, Herve Renard, threatened to quit over unpaid dues.
“There is an incredible lack of respect and consideration. Enough is enough. If nothing is settled before the end of June, I am leaving, the Frenchman said at the time,” added the publication.