Absa Premiership

Benni: Other coaches should be worried, not me

2018-03-02 11:24
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy insists he has done well in his first coaching job and has dismissed talk of being under pressure.

City have seen themselves drop to seventh position in the Premiership standings after a 2-0 defeat at Baroka FC on Tuesday. The defeat was also their fourth in a row, after coming up short against Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, and Bidvest Wits.

The four consecutive defeats have increased the pressure on McCarthy, but he remains confident that the team can bounce back and insists he doesn't fear for his job.

"People can say what they want to, I would love somebody to bring me another coach in his maiden season, in his first season, whose done what I've done," said McCarthy, as quoted by Kickoff.

"So, not that I'm looking for excuses you know but... [Maritzburg United coach] Fadlu Davids is doing exceptionally well, but he's managed before. I've never, this for me, it's my first time and I'm in the top eight. I've been there the whole season, I've never dropped out of it.

"I don't feel pity or feel sorry for myself, I just got to keep on working, things will turn around. Chairpersons, they have to do what they have to do for the best of their club and if he [John Comitis] feels that I'm not the right man for the team [he will take action], which I highly doubt.

"Obviously, with the conversations we've had, I got the full backing. So I'm not really worried about the future and that. There are other coaches that should be worried about their futures with the positions they are in, not me, at the moment."


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