McCarthy fired by AmaZulu

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BREAKING: Benni McCarthy sacked by AmaZulu!-reports

AmaZulu have parted ways with head coach Benni McCarthy according to the latest reports doing the rounds on Friday.

McCarthy fired by AmaZulu

McCarthy fired by AmaZulu: Image: Steve Haag/BackPagePix

AmaZulu have parted ways with head coach Benni McCarthy according to the latest reports doing the rounds on Friday.

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Having had a terrific season with AmaZulu last season, McCarthy has failed to reach the same heights with the team this season. 

McCarthy did incredibly well for AmaZulu last season

McCarthy joined an AmaZulu side that was starring at the possibility of relegation when he arrived in Durban in 2020. He was quickly able to get the buy in of the players in the squad, and the unity he seemed to breed within the camp, worked in his favour as the team started picking up very impressive results.

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That same dressing room he had seemed to unite, however, he seemed to divide as there have been multiple reports that he had become a less popular figure within the club’s dressing room. As recently as yesterday, there were reports that AmaZulu chairman Sandile Zungu had warned McCarthy to start taking accountability for the results and the situation at the club. 

Usuthu have now parted ways with the coach

Now according to iDiskiTimes McCarthy was summoned to a meeting by AmaZulu on Friday morning, where he was effectively relieved of his duties by the club. The club are yet to make an official statement on the matter. 

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McCarthy led Amazulu to a second place finish in last season’s DStv Premiership, effectively securing CAF Champions League football. Now after two victories in that tournament, it looked like they were garnering momentum, but soon, after losing their previous two, things are not looking promising for Usuthu. Apart from his struggles on the African continent, McCarthy’s side have also struggled in the league. 

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AmaZulu are now failing to replicate the heights of the previous season with McCarthy leading the team to ninth thus far. Should the reports that he has been fired be anything to go by, it would seem like ninth is where he will leave them.