After Pirates finished 11th in the Premiership three seasons ago, Sredojevic returned in a bid to rescue the sinking ship. But that has been something of a roller-coaster ride.
In the past two seasons under his care, the Buccaneers were brought back to life as players blended together thanks to the coach's easily understood philosophy.
That unity only carried them as far as the runners-up spot in the Premiership in the last two seasons, while last season they also lost the Telkom Knockout final.
However, while the success story of how he turned a team flirting with relegation into championship material for two successive seasons will be told for generations to come, Sredojevic believes it is about time the “football gods” repay them for their investments.