Cape Town City have sacked their head coach Benni McCarthy following a string of poor results.

The ABSA Premiership club confirmed the news on Monday morning in an announcement posted on Twitter.

The statement reads: “Cape Town City Football Club has terminated the employment of coach Benni McCarthy with immediate effect following a run of performance that saw the club win two in the last 18 games.

“The club thanks Benni for his service over the last three seasons and wishes him well in his next endeavour. He now becomes an integral part of the club’s history and we are proud of the successes we shared together.”

Vasili Manousakis will take charge on an interim basis with the appointment of a new coach expected to be made very soon.

Former Ajax Cape Town coach, Muhsin Ertugral has already been linked with the job.