Kermit Erasmus is gutted by the exit of Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy, who has expressed his disappointment about his sacking.
McCarthy has parted ways with City after spending only two seasons with the club where he won the MTN8 trophy last season.
The former Orlando Pirates striker also helped the Citizens qualify for the top eight and two cup finals in his tenure as club coach.
The Cape Town-based club is yet to announce their new coach following the sacking of the former Bafana Bafana striker last night.
"I am obviously disappointed to end my time at the club but I would like to nevertheless say a big thank you to the chairman, the club and particularly the players, the fans and the community of Cape Town for the amazing support and commitment over the last two years," said McCarthy via his social media accounts.
"Together we went to two finals and brought silverware to Cape Town. I am proud of my time at the club and I have no doubt the club will continue to go from strength to strength. Thank you for having me, it's been real."
McCarthy, who is known for his special bond with his players, obviously left some of them with disappointment and sadness.
"Thank you for everything you have done for me to help me improve and be better every day," said Erasmus.
"I loved playing under you as my coach and I will miss you a lot. I hope I will get the opportunity again. You will always be someone I look up to."
I’m disappointed to end my time at the Club but I would like to nevertheless thank the Club,& particularly the players,the fans and the community of Cape Town for their support and commitment over the last two years.I’m proud of my time at the Club and wish them all the best ???? pic.twitter.com/S4K7poOzv0— Benni McCarthy (@bennimccarthy17) November 4, 2019