Benni McCarthy avails himself for Kaizer Chiefs job

Former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana star Benni McCarthy has fueled speculation linking him to the vacant Kaizer Chiefs coaching position.

The current Manchester United first-team coach, whose contract is set to expire next month, admitted that the opportunity to lead Amakhosi is one he would seriously consider.

Chiefs have been searching for a permanent manager since parting ways with Molefi Ntseki last October after a disappointing start to the season.

  Interim coach Cavin Johnson failed to turn things around, leaving the club in a disappointing 10th place finish in the DStv Premiership.

Speaking on Marawa Sports Worldwide, McCarthy emphasized his respect for the Soweto giants, labeling them an “institution” within the South African football landscape. 

“Not many coaches in the world say no to institutions,” McCarthy explained, drawing parallels with global powerhouses like Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich.

He highlighted Vincent Kompany’s recent move to Bayern, emphasizing the allure of leading a club with such a rich history and stature.

“I think we can safely say that Kaizer Chiefs is an institution,” McCarthy stated, underscoring his deep personal connection to the club.

“It’s a great club that I always had a lot of love for. My local team, the team that I supported as a kid, is the Black and Gold of Kaizer Chiefs.”

Although he never had the opportunity to represent Chiefs as a player or coach, McCarthy didn’t shy away from expressing his openness to the possibility.

“If the opportunity comes or anything, of course, I’ll have to sit down and think about it because like I said, you don’t say no to institutions,” he concluded, leaving the door open for a potential move to Naturena.

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