McCarthy was widely expected to land the job, but the Pirates chairman caught everyone by surprise when he announced Kjell Jonevret as the new Bucs coach.
Following the announcement, Pirates fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions about the appointment.
While some accepted the new appointment, some felt that McCarthy should have been given the chance to steer the Bucs ship.
Although we expected Bennie to be appointed as a coach he only have qualifications but no experience Kjell Jonevret is a right man
— EULER ✊ (@TakalaniMashaba) 20 February 2017
— Fofolicious (@fofgirl) 20 February 2017
I like this Kjell Jonevret though, was just shocked at first
— Sir Kjell Jonevret (@Odwa_Obose) 20 February 2017
We wanted you @bennimccarthy17 so don’t worry boy ngeke ahlale lo uzohamba soon
— bman (@skwaya4higher) 20 February 2017
Whats going on with Pirates? How can you get the fans an-unknown coach when you in 10th position. Give em @bennimccarthy17 all will be well
— Rudolph Netshisaulu (@SimplyRud33) 20 February 2017
— Advocate_Ace (@Cee_fiso91) 20 February 2017
Though I’m a Khosi, thought bra Benni McCarthy was gonna get the ☠️ job.
— Trevor Zungu (@TrevorBZungu) 20 February 2017