The PSL is one of the most competitive leagues in the world and the job opportunities are quite limited. We've seen an influx of coaches coming from all corners of the world since the beginning. There is currently a shift as far as local coaches are concerned and we are seeing bigger teams give more opportunities. This was mostly championed by the success that Pitso Mosimane achieved with Sundowns and it has continued with the current trio of local coaches.
Benni McCarthy is one of the biggest figure in South African football for his exploits as a player and a coach. He is the only South African to lift the UEFA Champions league trophy. He is well respected and recognized overseas as he played in Netherlands, England, Portugal and many other countries. He has a special relationship with Jose Mourinho who is a great coach.
Benni McCarthy sat down for an interview with Mazola Molefe on SABC Sport. He shared his thoughts on reports that he could be scooped up by either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates. He shared that this is flattering for him considering that he was fired at both his previous jobs at Cape Town City and AmaZulu FC.
“Listen for me…I’m quite honored, my name gets linked because that shows that irrespective of me being released from Cape Town City, irrespective of me being released from AmaZulu, people within the football fraternity…they know a brilliant coach when they see one,”
He went on to share that it remains as rumors as there hasn't been any official communication. Benni revealed that he is honored, however he went on to share that he aspires to coach in the top European league at some point. He has stressed the desire of coaching team with adequate resources and financial support.
“If you get a job or not that’s another thing. Now the fact that I’m linked…my name is there, that is something positive for me to say that yes, I might have been fired but there are people in higher places that recognise the amazing job that you’ve done. They want to associate the club with you so that is positive,” McCarthy
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