Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic is in for a bumper pay-day at his new Egyptian side Zamalek‚ if the club’s flamboyant chairman Mortada Mansour is to be believed.

Sredojevic led a messy divorce from Pirates last week‚ resigning on Friday and taking the next flight out that evening as he scampered to leave South Africa.

He cited his sick mother as the reason at the time‚ but days later signed a one-year contract with Zamalek‚ his ailing parent now seemingly an afterthought.

Zamalek chairman told reporters that Sredojevic would earn US$100‚000 per month (approximately R1.5-million) during his one-year contract. While his exact earnings at Pirates are not known‚ it is safe to say this would present a massive jump in salary.