As is known Chiefs are on the hunt for a new coach and sources have informed this website that McCarthy has actually been offered the Amakhosi job.
However, it will take much convincing for McCarthy to take the Chiefs offer as he has his eyes cast on remaining in England following his exit from Ipswich Town last month.
He had been due to leave Ipswich at the end of the Championship season this past weekend, but chose to move away on April 10 after a home win over Barnsley.
McCarthy is vastly experienced, having also coached Millwall, Republic of Ireland, Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 59-year-old has also confirmed that an offer has been tabled for him from South Africa along with others from Australia and Israel but noted that, though they all appeal to him, the distance is an issue.
In recent days McCarthy has been linked with Sunderland – who will now be playing in League One next season following their relegation from the second tier – but he has been quick to dismiss that talk, noting that he would love to return to the Premier League instead.
Though they have myriad options on the table, Chiefs appear keen to take the route of going for a British manager based on the success that Stuart Baxter recently enjoyed in his time at the club.
Jeff Butler, Joe Frickleton and Eddie Lewis are other coaches from the United Kingdom that have been successful through their time at Chiefs.