Kaizer Chiefs: Manchester United’s First Team Coach Relishes Becoming Amakhosi Manager

Kaizer Chiefs: Manchester United’s First Team Coach Relishes Becoming Amakhosi Manager

Byron Pillay
June 11, 2024 at 4:11 PM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs have been linked with big name managers like Nasreddine Nabi and Pitso Mosimane in their quest for a new coach
  • The Amakhosi are looking for a permanent replacement for Molefi Ntseki who was sacked after a few months as head coach
  • Benni McCarthy is currently a Forward Coach for Manchester United, but admitted that he would be interested in the Chiefs post

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Many names have been linked with the Kaizer Chiefs vacancy, but not everyone wants the job.

The club have been without a permanent manager since sacking Molefi Ntseki last year, and even interim manager Cavin Johnson couldn’t turn things around.

Kaizer Chiefs continue to search for a new manager as a permanent replacement for Molefi Ntseki.
The Motaungs have been given something to think about as Benni McCarthy has availed himself for the Kaizer Chiefs head post. Image: @SkepeMatsebane.
Source: Twitter

With Nasreddine Nabi and Pitso Mosimane among the current favourites to land the job, another candidate has put up his hand and thrown his hat in the ring.

As noted by The South African, Benni McCarthy admitted that he would be tempted by role if offered it.

“If the opportunity arises to coach Kaizer Chiefs, obviously, you will have to sit down and think about it,” he previously stated.

McCarthy further described the Amakhosi as an institution, giving fans hope that he would manage the squad.

“Like I said, you don’t say no to an institution,” he added.

McCarthy’s previous managerial experience

While not a big name like Mosimane or Nabi, the former Bafana striker has his fair share of managerial experience.

He was an assistant manager for Sint-Truidense VV in Belgium before taking charge of Cape Town City. McCarthy then moved to Amazulu and currently is a Forward Coach at Manchester United, Transfermarkt noted.

Is McCarthy available?

While McCarthy has expressed interest in the Chiefs post, he is still contracted to Manchester United.

That could change soon, as the English Premier League club is set to decide on Erik ten Hag’s future.

The Dutch manager could be sacked as coach, and if that were to happen, his technical team would have to leave as well.

Mokeona backs Benni for Chiefs post

Sports Brief reported how former South African winger Lebohang Mokoena backed McCarthy for the Chiefs job.

Mokoena, affectionately known as Cheeseboy, believes that the former Bafana striker is perfect for the job.

McCarthy previously coached AmaZulu and Cape Town City in South Africa, but now works for Manchester United.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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