Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy doubts his job is on the line following loss to Baroka
Posted: 2 March 2018 Time: 09:00
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says other coaches in the PSL have more reason to fear for their jobs than he does.
City have slipped to seventh in the Premiership standings following consecutive losses to log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, title contenders Kaizer Chiefs, a resurgent Bidvest Wits and mid-table Baroka.
The slump brings pressure but McCarthy doubts his job is on the line heading into the final stretch of his first full season as a head coach.
While the Citizens' bid for league honours looks to be over as they trail Sundowns by nine points with eight games left, McCarthy's men are through to the Nedbank Cup last-16 where they will host second-placed Orlando Pirates on March 13.
City, who lost the MTN8 final to SuperSport United in October, also have a CAF Confederation Cup round-one date with Mozambique's Costa do Sol next week Wednesday.
"People can say what they want to, I would love somebody to bring me another coach in his maiden season, in his first season, whose done what I've done," McCarthy said after the 2-0 defeat to Bakgaga at Peter Mokaba Stadium in midweek.
"So, not that I'm looking for excuses you know but... [Maritzburg United coach] Fadlu Davids is doing exceptionally well, but he's managed before. I've never, this for me, it's my first time and I'm in the top eight. I've been there the whole season, I've never dropped out of it.
"I don't feel pity or feel sorry for myself, I just got to keep on working, things will turn around. Chairmen, they have to do what they have to do for the best of their club and if he [John Comitis] feels that I'm not the right man for the team [he will take action], which I highly doubt.
"Obviously, with the conversations we've had, I got the full backing. So I'm not really worried about the future and that. There are other coaches that should be worried about their futures with the positions they are in, not me, at the moment."
McCarthy's side tonight entertain ninth-placed Chippa United at Cape Town Stadium (20h00).