AmaZulu Chairman Sandile Zungu on Friday confirmed that the club has parted ways with coach Benni McCarthy.
Zungu earlier tightened the screws on McCarthy saying: “We have seven games to get back into the top four because I really believe AmaZulu are a top team.
“That’s what I want, and if I can’t get that, then there will be accountability.”
Last season’s league runners up AmaZulu are in ninth place on the PSL log.
Hours later it emerged that AmaZulu and 44-year-old McCarthy had gone separate ways.
McCarthy, who has a UEFA Pro licence that qualifies him to manage a football club in the top tier of any European nation’s league system, was yet to make any public comment on the matter.
McCarthy, a UEFA Champion League winner, completed UEFA ‘B’ and ‘A’ licences in 2018 and coached Cape Town City before he moved to AmaZulu.
To this day he remains the South Africa national team’s all-time top scorer with 31 goals in 80 international matches.