Sport24.co.za | Boardroom fights, clashing egos – How things unravelled for Benni McCarthy at CT City

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Cape Town – From being regarded as South Africa’s brightest prospect as a head coach, Benni McCarthy now finds himself unceremoniously sacked by Cape Town City.McCarthy received his marching orders on Monday, bringing to a grinding halt what has been an unprecedented period of success for Cape Town City in his first stint as manager.During McCarthy’s time at the club, he secured the Citizens’ second trophy in their short history as they emerged as serious Absa Premiership title contenders while playing perhaps the most exciting football in the league.We all shouldn’t forget the impact McCarthy had at the club and not let his final few months diminish his legacy during his stay in Cape Town.How though, could a relationship that brought together a talented coach and a visionary club unravel so quickly?Sport24 has it on good authority that the decision by the club to part ways with McCarthy is rooted in a series of hostile bust-ups behind the scenes with McCarthy and owner John Comitis amid a long-standing feud over how to take the club forward in search of success.For McCarthy – the most decorated footballer in South African history – success meant winning titles.For Comitis, though, success meant establishing a new club for the football community in Cape Town and playing an exciting brand of football in a new state-of-the-art stadium.This led to a clash of two major egos between the self-made McCarthy and billionaire Comitis – and there was only ever going to be one winner.The two share a well-documented history with Comitis

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