Benni McCarthy has parted ways with AmaZulu. Photo: BackpagePix

Benni McCarthy during his days at AmaZulu. Photo: BackpagePix

SuperSport United make contact with Benni McCarthy – report

SuperSport United have reportedly made contact with Benni McCarthy as rumours continue to suggest he could become the club’s new coach.

Benni McCarthy has parted ways with AmaZulu. Photo: BackpagePix

Benni McCarthy during his days at AmaZulu. Photo: BackpagePix

The football fraternity was largely left in shock when Benni McCarthy was unceremoniously axed by AmaZulu recently. Many believe it was a premature decision to let McCarthy go, and his representative Rob Moore has already said that the popular coach will only remain coaching in South Africa if there is a “big” club that can match his ambitions.


According to FARPostZA, it was reported last week that they have it on good authority that SuperSport are in talks to possibly bring Matsatsantsa ahead of next season, while current coach Kaitano Tembo was officially let go on Tuesday, with assistant Andre Arendse taking over on an interim basis.


McCarthy is understandably said to be in high demand, and according to, SuperSport have approached him.

“There have been initial contact but at the moment nothing has been finalised,” a source reveals to KickOff.

“The club initially wanted to sign Benni McCarthy before he was appointed at AmaZulu.”

Interestingly, though, in an interview with Metro FM, SuperSport CEO Stan Matthews downplayed talk of McCarthy heading to the club, even suggesting they probably couldn’t afford him.

“We’ve now given Andre Arendse a run until the end of the season and he’s chosen to work with Thabo September. We are happy with that. We’ll see how it goes and whether he likes it or not. If not, then we will have to look outside”

Benni’s agent had the following to say when discussing what he would be looking for at his next club:

“His time at AmaZulu was incredibly successful. He took the club to heights that they have never be in history. The club was written about and he ended up being the PSL Coach of the Year, and ended up being offered the Bafana Bafana job,” Moore told Soccer Laduma.

“Benni will see what happens. He will take some time off and spend with his family. He has been away for the last 16 months, so he will go home and spend some time with them. 

“He will evaluate what comes next. If he is going to return to South Africa to manage, it must be the club that has the resources that can match his ambitions, otherwise there’s no point in coming back. 

“He did it with Cape Town City, he took the club to a fifth place finish, two cup finals and won one. He took AmaZulu from relegation to all the things that they’ve achieved. 

“So all those things, he has done, he has proven himself. Now, what’s next for him is a big club, with resources that will say, ‘Benni we want you for three years or so’, that wants to build, otherwise he will look abroad and that’s where he is at and we will just see what the future holds in the coming months,” added Moore.