In the aftermath of Cape Town City sacking coach Benni McCarthy, Briefly.co.za recalls six of the mentor's most entertaining quotes.
Many football followers were caught by surprise when Cape Town City recently announced the sacking of former coach Benni McCarthy.
However, Briefly.co.za reported on Cape Town City's signing of Greek defender Giannis Potouridis and highlighted the pressure that McCarthy was under.
At that point, City were in the midst of a 9-match winless run, but the overall record saw just two victories in 18 attempts.
As McCarthy departs, Briefly.co.za recalls 6 memorable quotes as the former City mentor always shot straight from the hip.
6. “The referee was terrible‚ he might as well have just put on a Kaizer Chiefs shirt.”
Benni slammed the referee following defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout match. According to McCarthy, Chiefs should have had two players sent off.
5. “You don’t associate Burnley with Kaizer Chiefs, but we felt what it was like playing against a Burnley, because everything [was hoofed towards] Nurkovic, Castro."
McCarthy made an unflattering comparison between PSL log leaders Kaizer Chiefs and Burnley in the English Premier League.
McCarthy accused Chiefs of playing route-one football for the long balls played to their big forwards.
4. "I don't know if I must maybe go for liposuction to get myself to play again, maybe that would do the trick..."
McCarthy seemingly felt his playing skills would be required but referred to his weight in jest.
3. "They [referees] all look nice, with their OUTsurance kit. But that was the best thing about the performance out there, the beautiful green and purple kit."
The referees came in for criticism again following another questionable display involving Kaizer Chiefs.
2. "Wow didn’t expect u to have so little class my man @BonganiZungu08 disrespectful to coach Pitso for building your career so that you can succeed in Europe..."
McCarthy came to the aid of Pitso Mosimane as he criticised Bongani Zungu for his actions.
1. "I’m a passionate guy from Cape Town, and if people want to bully my players, I’m the first one to stand up for them."
The City mentor was under fire for his foul-mouthed reaction during a match and issued an apology and explanation for the unforgettable rant.
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