As Kaizer Chiefs are still canvassing inputs from various stakeholders on what is the ‘Kaizer Chiefs way’, there is still question marks on what defines an ideal coach for the club.
Under the circumstances, Amakhosi will be looking to find a coach that can strike a balance between finally winning trophies after a nine-year wait and also making them win playing entertaining football.
However, little is said about the characteristics a Chiefs coach should possess, in dealing with players, media and supporters.
Successful clubs usually have coaches who inspire confidence from their personality, the way they deal with the players, the way they speak to the media and that translates into how they relate with fans.
As Amakhosi search for a permanent successor to Molefi Ntseki, they would need to consider coaches with strong personalities, who can manage the egos of players and expectations from fans.
Prominent agent Rob Moore believes there’s only two South African coaches who have the persona and charisma to lead the Glamour Boys.
“For me there’s only really two South Africans who could do the job at Chiefs, Pitso (Mosimane) and Benni. Benni because for his personality, the respect that players have for him,” Moore, who is McCarthy’s agent, said on ThisIsFootball.Africa YouTube Channel.
“His ability to manage a locker room, his ability to call a game during a game situation but you know we’re talking Pitso and Benni, two very strong characters.
“And who wants things done and done properly. Their tolerance levels are low for things that aren’t done properly. So, are Chiefs 100 percent ready for that?” he asked.
Amakhosi’s search for a new coach currently coincides with Manchester United’s own troubles, as manager Erik ten Hag is under pressure to make a mark at the Red Devils.
With the Dutch tactician’s future, who roped McCarthy as a striker coach, increasingly in doubt at Old Trafford, the all-time Bafana leading goalscorer may consider an Amakhosi project, where he could have a chance to further build his name as a head coach.
When asked what he would do if Chiefs came calling for McCarthy, Moore smiled and said he would speak to the former Cape Town City and AmaZulu coach.