The former Leeds United captain’s comments come after reports tipped McCarthy as coach Stuart Baxter’s replacement should the English mentor leave Bafana Bafana after 2019 Afcon.
Radebe says McCarthy has done a great job since taking over at Cape Town City a season ago and can lead Bafana Bafana in future, but believes he still needs to gain more experience.
“Benni still has a lot to learn, in my opinion,” Radebe told Isolezwe. “He is on the right path and his experience is starting to show, and he can be a Bafana coach in the future.”
McCarthy has stated that he would like to coach Bafana Bafana one day and believes he can help them qualify for the World Cup.