‘I want Bafana job,’ says Benni

2013-12-14 00:00

BENNI McCarthy has not been idle since hanging up his boots at the end of last season, and is progressing well as he works toward attaining his Uefa B coaching licence.

McCarthy is one of the few former South Africa internationals who are unlikely to ever need to work again, but despite retiring a wealthy man, he is determined to become a top-level coach.

“I won’t stop until I’ve been Bafana coach,” he vowed to KickOff.com.

“Once I’ve got my badges, I’m going straight for that Bafana job. Gordon must watch it!

“When I’m coach, any players who want to wear the shirt will be in. It will be Bafana without backstabbing,” McCarthy quips, referring to his own fraught history with Safa and national coaches.

The ex-FC Porto and Orlando Pirates striker has been doing the practical aspects of his course at Glasgow Celtic, under Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

“Lennon has been top class, he didn’t have to do this for me … I’m learning a lot from him, and really enjoying myself,” he said.

McCarthy, Bafana’s record scorer with 31 goals, is currently living in the Scottish capital Edinburgh (his partner Stacey is from Scotland) and commuting to Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city.

“The drive is only 45 minutes, this is a small country. It’s cold, but I’m loving it here,” said the 36-year-old.

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