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
"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."