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Benni McCarthy Joins Manchester United Coaching Staff

South Africa football legend Benni McCarthy has officially been hired as the new English Premier League side Manchester United first-team coach.

The 44-year-old gaffer will offer particular insight to the forwards in the Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff.

McCarthy had successful spells in the Premiership having played for Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United during the late 2000s.

He started his coaching career at Belgian Pro League side Sint Truiden before completing his UEFA A coaching license.

McCarthy has coached in South Africa with his most recent role at Amazulu FC which he took after parting ways with Cape Town City FC.

He is remembered for guiding Usuthu to a second-place finish in PSL; a record-high finish for Amazulu in the Premier Soccer League era.

The UEFA Champions League winner with FC Porto in 2004 remains one of South Africa’s greatest exports having also played for Ajax Amsterdam and Celta Vigo.

McCarthy was runner-up on the English Premier League scoring charts in the 2006-07 season with 18 league goals (24 in total) for Blackburn.



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