By SANDRA MWILA –
SEBIAN coach Zoran Djordjevic has pushed in his Curriculum Vitae (CV) at Football House in a bid to become the next Zambia soccer team coach.
With the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) yet to advertise for the job currently held by Wedson Nyirenda, Football House has continued to be flooded with expatriate coaches CV’s to take charge of the Chipolopolo.
Djordjevic joined the likes of Didier Six, Dario Bonetti, Rone Lobelle, Antonie Hey and Dietmat Demuth to have expressed interest in the Chipolopolo top job.
The 66-year-old has a vast experience which dates way back in the 1980’s and has coached five national teams and worked in 14 countries.
Sports manager Mirko Djordjevic, who delivered the Serbian coach CV, said Zoran was an experienced coach and would love to coach Zambia.
“I would like to candidate Zoran Djordjevic for the position of head coach of your respected national team of Zambia because I believe he would do an excellent result with the support of FAZ. He has vast experience having coached four national teams and worked in 14 countries,” Djordjevic said.
Djordjevic is a holder of UEFA-Pro licence and has had stints with the Bangladesh national team where he finished first in the 2010 South Asia Games.
The Serbian was in-charge of Sudan during the 2002 World Cup qualifiers and drilled Yemen during the 2000 AFC Asian Cup as well as Lebanon and Philippines Under 21 team.
At club level, Djordjevic was the first foreign coach to win the Indian league in 2008-2009 and was awarded best Coach-of-the-Year.
His achievement did not slip the eye of then FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who wrote him a congratulatory message.
In the 2002- 2003 season, Djordjevic guided FC Wedha to win promotion to the Saudi Arabia
Primer League, won the Kuwait First Division League title FC Sahael and bagged the league with FC Hilal Youth team.
Other teams the Serb coached included FC Kristal Zajeccar and Qadisya Youth team and he also worked at the England Football Association, Iran National Olympic Committee and Qatar National Olympic Committee.