Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has commented on the rumours linking him to the Bafana Bafana post.
As reported on Futaa, McCarthy has been placed in the running alongside Gavin Hunt, Pitso Mosimane and Steve Komphela.
McCarthy was made to shares his views this past weekend after leading City to a slim 1-0 win over Stellenbosch FC.
“There are rumours‚ but you know I have been in this game as a player. There were rumours that I was going to go to Manchester United and Chelsea‚ but if I had gotten my mind fixated on those rumours‚ I would have ended up losing my job where I was as a player‚” McCarthy said to Times Live.
The former Bafana striker and all-time leading goalscorer did however admit that the rumours are somewhat of a compliment.
“As a coach I am flattered that my name is floating around for the big jobs. It shows that myself‚ my [technical] team and the players are doing a great job if we are getting noticed.”
“So if the time comes‚ my chairman [John Comitis] will let me know what is happening. But for me‚ I am 150 million percent focused on the project that I am involved in at City and what I am building here.”
“I am very happy‚ I sweat blood for this team‚ the club and the players. When I am here‚ or anywhere‚ when I am on that football pitch … it is what I am born to do. There is no other way about me‚” concluded the 41-year-old coach.
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