Manchester United’s manager Erik ten Hag has named former South Africa striker Benni McCarthy to the team’s coaching staff.
McCarthy, a long lasting Manchester United fan, played in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United during an effective career which also saw him show up for Seven Stars, Ajax, Celta Vigo, Porto and Orlando Pirates.
He came out on top for league championships in Europe with Ajax and Porto and the 2004 Champions League under Jose Mourinho at Porto. McCarthy scored two times as they thumped United out of the competition in the round of 16.
Benni McCarthy scored 31 goals for South Africa in 79 appearances somewhere in the range of 1997 and 2012 and is the country’s unsurpassed record goalscorer.
Most recently he has been working as manager of Amazulu in South Africa and reportedly turn down the opportunity to coach the South Africa men’s national team.