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‘Benni should go to Orlando Pirates next’ - Fans want Bafana Bafana legend to coach the Buccaneers after Manchester United

9:11 PM WAT 15/01/2023
Manchester United coach Benni McCarthy.
The supporters have called for the former Cape Town City & AmaZulu tactician to take over the Soweto giants after his Red Devils stint.

A section of fans in South Africa feel Benni McCarty’s work at Manchester United is proof that he was already good enough to take over at Orlando Pirates and should return to coach the Buccaneers in future.

McCarthy has been working as part of Erik ten Hag’s backroom staff at Manchester United, specialising in coaching the club’s forwards’ attacking play and positioning and he has been credited for Marcus Rashford’s improved form this season.

While some fans want him to stay in Europe, a big number would like Bafana Bafana’s all-time leading scorer to return home in future and manage his former club.

  • Benni McCarthy, head coach of AmaZulu.

    Pirates should have hired Benni

    Big Up Benni. Orlando Pirates should have taken you. I'm very sad that Mr [Irvin] Khoza didn't see a pro coach in you. I would have love to see you in charge of our always losing team but what can we say as fans of the club. -Zephaniah Mafanya

  • Benni McCarthy

    He’s preparing for Pirates in future

    Now Benni knows exactly after Manchester United, he comes directly to Orlando Pirates. Without even a CV wanted from him. Good luck future Pirates coach. -Thabo Thiza

  • Benni McCarthy Manchester United.

    He should not downgrade

    I am sure he will never downgrade himself like that. The guy is flying high. -Tanya Philomina

  • Benni McCarthy of South Africa.

    Bafana Bafana coach next?

    Banni maybe can be the coach of Bafana Bafana in future. -Ditsala Tsame

  • Benni McCarthy, Manchester United, July 2022

    Benni not appreciated at home

    Big Up Benni! Your presence in that club is awesome and commendable, keep it up. Here in SA, club administrators don't see your potential. -Zephaniah Mafanya

    How come Safa did not see this potential? Is it because it [Safa] is led by individuals who never played? -@j_lehasa

    Benni has been a revelation in turning the United forwards into a force to be reckoned with. A pity we don’t value his expertise in SA. - @Smeegs_01

  • Benni McCarthy AmaZulu

    Safa should give him a role

    Is it possible that Safa ropes him in while he continues his job with United? We need him as a country. - @Ntokozo_mntamb

  • Bafana Bafana players, November 2022

    United flying while Bafana are firing blanks

    And we have @BafanaBafana shooting blanks here at home. Well done @bennimccarthy17 for flying the flag. - @LindaDX1

  • Benni McCarthy Manchester United.

    Benni should be Ten Hag’s assistant

    Should be Manchester United assistant coach. There's no reason he should come back here.

    -Thabo Taleni

  • Anthony Martial

    Benni should now elevate Martial & co

    We knew Rashford was already good. I will applaud more if he [Benni McCarthy] rejuvenates [Anthony] Martial, [Anthony] Elanga, [Jadon] Sancho and uprising stars like [Facundo] Pellistri and [Alejandro] Garnacho. -Nuhu Muhammad

  • Marcus Rashford and Benni McCarthy, Manchester United

    He should remain in Europe

    Benni is right in Europe that's where he belongs. Here in South Africa, he will see flames. From Safa, club management, owners and sometimes players. Everything in South Africa os politicised. We [are] happy he is doing well for himself abroad once again. -@tumelo_xavier