Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi says he advised AmaZulu owner Sandile Zungu to sign Benni McCarthy as the KwaZulu-Natal club's head coach.
McCarthy has hit his stride with Usuthu in recent months as the KwaZulu-Natal outfit are currently on a six-game winning streak in the DStv Premiership.
Mngqithi has revealed that he was the one who recommended that AmaZulu give the Bafana Bafana legend a chance as the first-team coach.
"Speak to the boss of AmaZulu and ask him who recommended Benni," Mngqithi told reporters, as quoted by The Citizen.
"We have got a really good talking relationship, and we are close to each other. My wish is to see those who are showing signs of commitment and passion succeeding.
"South Africa needs coaches, Mandla has stamped his authority, and what Benni is doing with AmaZulu, I am more than impressed. Even Benni might not even know that I am the one who recommended him."