Benni McCarthy

Where is Benni McCarthy now?

A fan’s favourite at Blackburn Rovers after scoring 24 goals for them in the 2006-07 season, Benni McCarthy retired from playing in 2013 after a spell back in South Africa with the Orlando Pirates.

Benni McCarthy had always expressed an interest in coaching once his playing career had finished and joined up with Celtic at the start of the 2013-14 season to get some experience.

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A UEFA A licence holder, McCarthy has been working towards getting his UEFA Pro licence which will enable him to coach anywhere in the world.

In April 2015 McCarthy joined Scottish side Hibernian as a temporary coach whilst he worked towards completing his coaching badges.

In May 2015, McCarthy was robbed by gunpoint whilst visiting a barber shop in Johannesburg. Although he was not injured, the gunmen took jewellery including his wedding ring.

After a spell with Belgian side Sint-Truidens coaching their strikers, Benni McCarthy joined the club on a full-time basis in September 2015 as assistant manager to Chris O’Loughlin.

Unfortunately his role was short-lived and he left the club along with O’Loughlin by mutual consent in April 2016 despite keeping the club from relegation.

In June 2017, Benni McCarthy was handed his first taste of football management when he was appointed as the new head coach of Cape Town City FC.

Prior to his appointment he had been working as a match analyst and pundit for South Africa television network SuperSport.

Follow Benni McCarthy on Twitter @bennimccarthy17

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Benni McCarthy: Premier League Statistics

NationalitySouth Africa
Yellow Cards15
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, West Ham United

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