FORMER Orlando Pirates coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic lied about not joining Egyptian outfit Zamalek.

The 49 year-old Serbian tactician shocked everyone when he quit as Bucs coach on the eve of their MTN 8 quarter-final against Highlands Park.

Micho cited “personal reasons” for his departure, however, it appears he already had his heart set out on joining the Egyptian giants.

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When Daily Sun's sister publication Sunday Sun asked if he would indeed be joining Zamalek, Micho refuted the claim saying: "That’s nonsense. The only thing on my mind right now is to see my (sick) mother.”

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This was after Zamalek’s controversial President Mortada Mansour had confirmed Micho's appointment as the club's new head coach.

And it has now been confirmed that Micho is indeed the club's new coach.

“I have been coaching in Africa for 19 years. I have worked in seven countries and visited 50 out of 54 African countries, but today I can say that my dream has come true after taking charge of Zamalek,” Micho said at his unveiling.

“We have a fantastic squad. The best Tunisian players, the best three Moroccan players, in addition to the Egyptian ones. The club has all the success factors.

“Zamalek is a special club that you fall in love with as soon as you enter it. I want to work hard in order to achieve the fans’ goals."

Micho's last match in charge was against SuperSport United where Bucs were humiliated 3-0 by the Pretoria outfit.

Watch Micho's unveiling below