Absa Premiership

Benni: I want to be like Mourinho

2015-04-20 11:56
Benni McCarthy (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy wants to emulatie Jose Mourinho’s coaching characteristics as he embarks on his career as a football manager.

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According to Soccer Laduma, McCarthy is currently busy completing his coaching badges and biding his time with Hibernian FC for extra managerial experience.

The 37-year-old has worked alongside some of Europe’s top managers but the former Orlando Pirates striker insist that Mourinho’s abilities is something he hopes to knack in his coaching career after having played under him at FC Porto.

“I would love to bring his man-management skills to my style of management. Mourinho understands his players on a personal level, and that’s why he is able to get positive results out of them.

“When you are having an off-day as a player, Mourinho would know without you even having to approach him about your situation.

“Sometimes he would even bench you to give you time to deal with whatever you are going through. That’s the kind of coach he is. I hope to emulate him one day.”

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