Benni McCarthy: Manchester United Coach Discusses Possibilty of Coaching Kaizer Chiefs

Benni McCarthy: Manchester United Coach Discusses Possibilty of Coaching Kaizer Chiefs

Edwin Kiplagat
May 30, 2024 at 7:29 AM
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  • Benni McCarthy is willing to become the next Kaizer Chiefs manager
  • McCarthy's contract with Manchester United ended this past season
  • Amakhosi are searching for a new boss to revive the struggling team

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Kaizer Chiefs will be on the market for a new coach this summer.

The PSL giants finished 10th in the 2023/24 DStv Premiership and ended the season trophyless for the ninth successive year.

Manchester United coach and Bafana Bafana legend, Benni McCarthy, is open to coaching Amakhosi if given the opportunity.

Kaizer Chiefs, Benni McCarthy, Manchester United, Cavin Johnson
Manchester United coach, Benni McCarthy, wants to be a coach, and Kaizer Chiefs might be his next team. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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Cavin Johnson coached the Naturena-based team for the majority of the 2023/24 season after taking over from Molefi Ntseki, who was fired earlier in the season.

However, per iDiski Times, the interim coach will return to his Head of Youth role starting next season, opening the door for a new head coach to arrive.

Pitso Mosimane, McCarthy, Florent Ibenge, Miguel Gamondi, and others have been heavily linked to the role in the last few months.

Speaking to renowned journalist, Robert Marawa, on 947, McCarthy said he would consider taking the role if they offered it to him.

"Not many coaches in the world say no to institutions. Man United is an institution. Real Madrid is an institution, and Bayern Munich is an institution. I think Kaizer Chiefs, you can say its an institution. It's a great club, its a club that that I have a lot of love for because it is my local team. The team in South Africa I supported as a kid."
"Unfortunately, I have never had the pleasure to play for them, to coach them. If an opportunity comes, you'll have to sit down and think about it, and like I said, you don't say no to institutions."

His spells at Cape Town City and AmaZulu earned him a good reputation in his home country. Amakhosi are also looking for someone to reignite their team after a decade of mediocrity.

McCarthy outlines his coaching ambitions

Sports Brief previously reported on McCarthy declaring his ambition to coach against former footballers like Wayne Rooney and Xabi Alonso.

The former Blackburn Rovers striker said now is the perfect time for him and his generation to thrive as coaches and make a technical impact.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.
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