Monday Nov 04, 2019. 09:29
Benni McCarthy has been sacked by Cape Town City, the club confirmed in a statement on Monday.
McCarthy has paid the price for the poor form of his side that has seen them win only two of their previous 18 games dating back to last season.
They also exited in the first round of the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout competitions this season, and have slipped to 13th in the league with just eight points from a possible 27.
“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,” City said in a statement on Monday.
“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.
“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.”
It is likely that City would not have axed McCarthy without a replacement in place and they are expected to announce a new coach in the coming days.
McCarthy was roundly praised for the attacking football City played during his tenure and he led them to the 2018 MTN8 title, as well as the final of the same competition the season before, where they lost to SuperSport United.