Zesco United Football Club has appointed Serbian National Zlatko Krmpotic as head coach with immediate effect on a two-year deal.
The 58-year-old former TP Mazembe coach and 2015 CAF Champions league winner is expected to report for work next week in Ndola where the official introduction to the players and other members of the technical bench.
The Serbian has signed a two (02) year performance based contract with a buyout clause in an event that he wants to leave and a one (01) year option of contract extension.
The Club advertised for the coaching job on the 27th December, 2016 following the resignation of George Lwandamina who served in the position from 2014 to 2016.
65 applications were received and the shortlisted three were interviewed at Protea Towers in Lusaka on Tuesday 31st January, 2016 by an appointed panel which comprised Richard Mulenga (Zesco United Technical Chairman), Justin Mumba (Zesco United CEO), Lazarous Chulu (Zesco Limited Human Resources and Management Representative), Patrick Kangwa ) Past President-Zambia Football Coaches Association of Zambia) including Simataa Simataa (Past secretary-Zambia Football Coaches Association of Zambia).
The names of the other two candidates will not be revealed because they have running contracts with their clubs and Zesco would like to protect their current jobs.
Krmpotic has coached in Sweden, Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, Kuwait and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Krmpotic is expected to guide the team through a pre-season camp in preparation for the CAF confederations cup and the FAZ/MTN super league.