Cape Town City have decided to terminate the contract of head coach Benni McCarthy with immediate effect.
The decision to terminate McCarthy’s employment follows a poor run of results, which have them sitting in 13th place in the Absa Premiership standings.
In McCarthy’s last game in charge of the Citizens his side conceded a narrow 1-0 defeat to Maritzburg United at Cape Town Stadium, which extended their winless run to nine matches across all competitions.
The club has since appointed assistant coach Vasili Manousakis as caretaker coach, as it prepares to announce the next chapter and new head coach.
The following statement was released in the early hours of Monday morning:
‘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 2 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.
‘The club has appointed assistant coach Vasili Manousakis as caretaker coach, as the club prepares to announce the next chapter and new head coach.
‘The future represents very exciting times for Cape Town City on and off the field, as we remain dedicated to our big plans and aspirations.’
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