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Major Update On Benni Future

After Manchester United have seemingly decided to continue with Erik ten Hag, the Dutchman has also requested for the club to continue with Benni McCarthy.

McCarthy, 46, joined ten Hag’s backroom staff as striker’s coach and has widely received positive feedback for his work at the club.

The former Cape Town City and AmaZulu head coach also appears to be a favourite among many players, and is also communicating in several different languages with United stars from different backgrounds.

However, his current contract at Old Trafford is coming to an end on 30 June and things looked like McCarthy, who has been linked with the vacant Kaizer Chiefs job, could leave the club, as ten Hag also seemed to be on the way out.

But the club has now decided to continue with the Dutchman under the new INEOS leadership, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.

While ten Hag and United have entered talks over a new United contract, the Dutchman is said to have requested for McCarthy to also receive a new deal, as per The Times.

McCarthy had confirmed during a recent interview with Robert Marawa that he would love to continue at the Red Devils, even though he also feels an “itchiness” to return to a head coach role himself.

“My contract is coming to an end now in June, and if the club wants me to continue and in the role that I have, I will be grateful and it will be amazing,” he said.

“I absolutely adore and I love my role, I love working for Manchester United, but obviously the itchiness, the desire, the hunger, to be a coach, to be a manager, to be the man in charge making the decisions, of course, that’s always there and I don’t think it will ever go away. Once you get that back then it always comes back.”

So far, McCarthy has helped United to win two trophies, the 2022/23 League Cup and the 2023/24 FA Cup.

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