Benni McCarthy’s agent Rob Moore has explained why he feels the former AmaZulu and Cape Town City coach would be – along with Pitso Mosimane – the perfect candidate for Kaizer Chiefs.
Chiefs are yet to announce a permanent successor of Molefi Ntseki, who was sacked last month, when Cavin Johnson took over as interim coach.
Johnson started with two defeats and one win after leaving his role as Head of Academy at the club, and he could potentially continue in the coaching role while the club are assessing other options.
Many expected Chiefs to make a decision on their coaching situation and perhaps even introduce a new head coach in the current international window, but the club has been quite on that front so far.
The topic came up in the TIFA podcast, where McCarthy’s agent Rob Moore was a guest and suggested that McCarthy and Pitso Mosimane are the only two South African candidates, who he thinks fit the profile Amakhosi should look at.
“For me there’s only two South Africans who could take the job at Chiefs – Pitso and Benni,” he stated.
“Benni, because of his personality, because of the respect that players have for him, his ability to manage a locker room, his ability to call a game during a game-situation.
“But we’re talking about in Pitso and Benni, two very strong characters, and who want things done and want things done properly. Their tolerance levels are low for things that aren’t done properly.
“So again, is Chiefs a 100% ready for that?”
When asked whether McCarthy would consider leaving his role as striker’s coach at Manchester United – a role he has described as a “dream job” after he’s supported the Red Devils from a young age – Moore admitted that it was purely his opinion in terms of profile Chiefs should be aiming for.
“I’m just purely saying from a South African [candidate] points of view – guys who know the league, know the country, have an intimate knowledge of where a club like Kaizer Chiefs needs to be because they know historically and they’ve experienced it and been in the middle of it,” he replied.
Moore was also asked what he would do if Chiefs’ leadership did indeed call him to ask about McCarthy’s availability and interest, he gave a cryptic response.
“I need to speak to Benni,” he said, laughing.