- Benni McCarthy has returned to South Africa for the Heineken All-Invitational exhibition match after spending time in the UK
- Bafana legend Benni McCarthy has commented on the rumours doing the rounds linking him with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates
- Benni McCarthy is currently focusing on improving his coaching skills and learning from clubs in the United Kingdom
Benni McCarthy is back in the country and finally talking about the rumours linking him with taking over at either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates.
McCarthy has refrained from talking about the rumours since parting ways with AmaZulu and has instead focused on growing as a coach.
McCarthy has recently been spending more time in the United Kingdom where he is on a fact-finding mission, hoping to learn from the European clubs.
Benni returned to South African shores for the Heineken All-Invitational five-a-side exhibition match this weekend, Sowetan LIVE noted and has finally commented on his future plans and persistent rumours that he would be coaching one of the big Soweto clubs.
As reported by Soccer Laduma, McCarthy said that fans shouldn’t take any of the reports seriously.
“Me being linked to both clubs, it's just a rumour. Don't take anything serious about rumours,” he said.
McCarthy mentioned that there was no vacancy at Kaizer Chiefs because Arthur Zwane was occupying the post and doing an incredible job of it. He also wished his former side, Orlando Pirates, all the best in their endeavors.
McCarthy added that at the moment he was focused on improving his craft as a coach and keeping up to date with how the game is evolving.
“I am doing a lot of online and visits for my license. Every three years you have to refresh your Pro License. Now that I am in the UK, I am on the doorstep of where everything happens. For my next challenge that comes up, I am ready for it. I have gained the experience,” he added.
“South Africa is my home. It is my country. It will always have a priority for me, but my ambition is to eventually coach in Europe. I want to coach in the English Premier League. I want to coach in the Championship, I want to coach in La Liga, I want to coach in Spain, in Portugal. So, that’s my ambition.”
With lofty ambitions to evolve his game, many fans can’t wait to see which 18 area Benni pops up in next.
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Benni McCarthy is looking to return to England, a place for his career blossomed. McCarthy will be heading off to London this week, looking to hone his skills while abroad, Sports Brief earlier reported.
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McCarthy has been without a club since he parted ways with AmaZulu last month. While he was linked with many sides since he became a free agent, McCarthy remained mum on his plans until now.
McCarthy is no stranger to the EPL and once donned the kits of Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United. McCarthy played 140 games for Blackburn, scoring 52 goals and providing 10 assists, TransferMarkt confirmed.