Absa Premiership

Cape Town City sack Benni McCarthy as head coach

2019-11-04 06:53
Benni McCarthy
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Benni McCarthy has been sacked as head coach of Cape Town City Football Club.

The news was confirmed by the club in the early hours of Monday morning.

The statement read: "Cape Town City Football Club has terminated the employment of coach Benni McCarthy, with immediate effect following a run of performance that saw the club win two in the last 18 games.

"The club thanks Benni for his service over the last three seasons and wishes him well in his next endeavour. He now becomes an integral part of the club’s history and are proud of the successes we shared together."

Vasili Manousakis has been appointed as caretaker coach, with a new head coach to be announced in due course.

The statement concluded: "The future represents very exciting times for Cape Town City on and off the field, as we remain dedicated to our big plans and aspirations."

McCarthy, a former Bafana Bafana star, had been Cape Town City head coach since 2017.

Former Ajax Cape Town coach, Muhsin Ertugral is believed to be a front-runner for the vacant post as the club search for a replacement for the outgoing McCarthy.

- Compiled by Herman Mostert

 

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