Jun 15, 2024

Orlando Pirates-linked Benni McCarthy already eyeing ambitious club


Benni McCarthy’s future could be decided in the next few weeks if the sentiments shared by his agent, Rob Moore, are anything to go by. Moore says the former AmaZulu manager is taking it easy and will head home to rest before taking on his next project.

The veteran player representative was speaking to a local radio station in a show anchored by Robert Marawa, the UltimateSportsShow, saying Benni’s ambitions lie in winning titles. McCarthy parted ways with AmaZulu last week and has already been linked with a coaching job at Orlando Pirates to work with Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids.

“What’s next is take stock, go home, be with his family, take stock,” Moore told the UltimateSportsShow as quoted by IdiskiTimes. “But the bottom line is this, if he takes another job in South Africa, it can only be with a club that has realistic ambitions, that will match what they’re prepared to invest.

“Not that you have to be a cheque-book manager, not at all. If you’ve got a youth system that’s producing good young player after good young player, then you find that balance. “You have your home-growns, you have your existing players, and you plug in a few pieces by buying an X-limited number of players.

“And so if Benni McCarthy joins, he will only go to somebody who he feels that A: has ambitions. B: they’ve got the resources to be able to match that and C, that they have a realistic chance at fighting for titles. Because he’s a winner. He wants to fight for titles.”

Despite their struggles in the DStv Premiership, the former Bafana Bafana striker managed to lead the Durban-based club to the CAF Champions League group stages for the first time in their history. Usuthu currently sits at number nine on the log table with 29 points, they have already appointed former Swallows FC boss, Brandon Truter as an interim manager.