Absa Premiership

Benni confident he can succeed at Pirates as coach

2017-02-10 07:05
Benni McCarthy (Gallo)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana’s all-time top goal-scorer, Benni McCarthy, is confident he can be successful in the role of Orlando Pirates coach - if he were given the chance.

The retired former Pirates striker recently completed his UEFA A coaching licence and is eager to step up and take on a new role as a head coach in the near future.

The Sea Robbers have not yet appointed a full-time coach since the resignation of Muhsin Ertugral last year with Augusto Palacios installed as interim boss.

Nonetheless, McCarthy says he is ready for the challenge.

"People say that I'm inexperienced and that I have not coached or anything, but what is experience anyway? You've seen some of the best coaches in the business failing," McCarthy told Soccer Laduma.

"So what does experience really mean? I mean, sometimes having all that experience but not knowing the culture and what it means to wear that shirt... maybe that's what's missing and I think players can sense that. Players can feel if you genuinely know what it means to be involved in Pirates.

"I think the difference with me... yeah, I am inexperienced in that sense, but I know what it means for the fans, for the club - being that player and putting on that Pirates shirt knowing that it's a heavy burden upon you."

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