Cape Town City have confirmed they have fired coach Benni McCarthy.
“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 2 in the last 18 games,” said the Citizens in a statement.
“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.”
In the meantime, the Mother City club has moved quickly to ensure there’s some stability.
“The club has appointed assistant coach Vasili Manousakis as caretaker coach, as the club prepares to announce the next chapter and new Head Coach.”
“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,” read the statement.
A week ago City boss John Comitis had insisted that McCarthy wasn’t going anywhere.
“I think I’ve made it clear that I’m trying to get Benni to stay here for longer. I don’t think I’ve minced my words about that,” Comitis told FARPost.co.za.
“To be fair to him and ourselves, we’ve kind of set a target for around Christmas, so by then we wanna know where we are going with him and I’m sure he also wants to know where he’s going as well. At the end of the day it is a performance-driven business,” said Comitis.
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa