Benni McCarthy’s agent Rob Moore has revealed that the gaffer is looking for a job in Europe.
McCarthy was sacked at Cape Town City on Monday following a string of poor results. He was immediately linked with a return to his former club Orlando Pirates and a couple of team in the ABSA Premiership.
In an interview with SowetanLive, Moore said the former Bafana Bafana star is looking for opportunities closer to his family in Scotland‚ which puts paid to speculation he could be headed to Orlando Pirates.
“The immediate aim would be for him to get a job in Europe‚” said the agent.
“Obviously with his family in Scotland‚ this is the best option.
“It has been hard for him to be in Cape Town and his family in Edinburgh so far away‚ especially with a new-born son.
“The good thing for him is that he has a very good name in the UK‚ from his playing days at Blackburn Rovers.
“We won’t be ruling out opportunities in Europe as well‚” Moore added.
McCarthy‚ who turns 42 in a week’s time‚ previously had a spell as an assistant coach at the Belgian club St Truiden.
“As far as South Africa is concerned‚ Benni’s ambition is to one day coach his country‚” Moore said.
“Now would have been a good time but the South African Football Association have their solution in place already (new coach Molefi Ntseki).”