Benni McCarthy Kaizer Chiefs

Benni McCarthy. image via Instagram @bennimac17

Benni McCarthy on Kaizer Chiefs job: ‘I’d think about it!’

Benni McCarthy has admitted he would give real consideration to coaching Kaizer Chiefs if an offer came his way.

Benni McCarthy Kaizer Chiefs

Benni McCarthy. image via Instagram @bennimac17

As previously reported on the South African website, there are whispers that Benni McCarthy could be on his way out of Manchester United, especially if the club decides to part ways with manager Erik ten Hag.

However, with the Red Devils having just won the FA Cup, there is a possibility that the club may opt to stick with Ten Hag, and quite possibly this could lead to an extension for McCarthy.

The Bafana Bafana legend was recruited as a first team coach at United in a blockbuster appointment in July 2022, and he has become a highly popular figure at the club.

If United do opt to change their management group, though, many South Africans will of course clamour for McCarthy to return to South Africa, while Kaizer Chiefs fans will undoubtedly hope to see him head to Naturena.

Chiefs have been actively searching for a permanent head coach for some time, with a host of different candidates linked to Amakhosi, but ultimately the club has yet to settle on an ideal candidate.

With this in mind, Amakhosi fans will be very interested to have heard McCarthy chat about the Chiefs job during a recent interview with Marawa Sports Worldwide.

Quite emphatically, he refused to rule out the prospect of joining the Soweto giants. “If the opportunity arises to coach Kaizer Chiefs, obviously you will have to sit down and think about it,” he said.

“Like I said, you don’t say no to an institution.”

Benni McCarthy should strive higher than Kaizer Chiefs

However, it simply would not make sense for McCarthy to move from an international powerhouse club such as Manchester United to an underperforming local side such as Kaizer Chiefs.

McCarthy’s time at United has put him into an entirely different financial and coaching status bracket, and heading to Chiefs – a club without a meaningful trophy for 10 years – would represent a real downgrade.

The 46-year-old needs to remain part of high-profile international management teams to continue his upward curve as a coach, or perhaps pursue opportunities with his beloved Bafana Bafana.

McCarthy can surely afford to bide his time, similarly to another high-profile coach Pitso Mosimane – who has carefully picked and chosen the best projects – rather than rushing into anything if he does leave the Red Devils.

At the end of the day, Benni McCarthy will know his value, and heading to Kaizer Chiefs would surely not match that as the next move from Manchester United.



  1. Assistant Coach – Sint-Truiden (Belgium) – 2015 to 2016.
  2. Head coach – Cape Town City – 2016 to 2019
  3. Head coach – AmaZulu – 2020 to 2022
  4. Striker’s coach – Manchester United – 2022 to current.


  1. MTN8 Cup – Cape Town City
  2. Carabao Cup – Manchester United.
  3. FA Cup – Manchester United