McCarthy (44) is his country’s all-time leading goal scorer and remains the only South African to win the Champions League during his time with FC Porto.
Since moving into the coaching world, he has had success locally with Cape Town City and AmaZulu.
According to TimesLive, however, McCarthy wouldn’t confirm if the reports are true saying, “Who’s pulling an April fool on me? No, sorry mate, no confirmation.
He also has playing experience in England where he played for both Blackburn Rovers and West Ham.