Kerr coaches Kenyan League winners
FORMER Argyll and Bute football development officer Dylan Kerr now coaching in Kenya won the Kenyan Premier League with Nairobi club Gor Mahia after overseeing an eight-game run without defeat, seven of them victories, that has taken them 19 points clear at the top of the table.
Kerr has coached successfully on four continents but jobs in Scotland have remained elusive, despite references on his CV that include Gordon Strachan, his former team-mate at Leeds United and Elland Road boss Howard Wilkinson.
The managerial merry-goround in the SPFL may have failed to offer him a job, but there are few as well qualified and experienced - and only a handful as brave.
Kerr began his career at Sheffield Wednesday before signing for Leeds United in
1989. In 1993 he moved to Reading where he made 89 appearances.
In 1996 he signed for Kilmarnock where he made 61 appearances in a four-year stint winning the Scottish Cup in his first season.
After retiring he took up a coaching role in America before returning to Scotland and worked as Argyll and Bute Council’s football development officer between 2005 and 2009.
In 2009 he signed a contract as assistant manager at South African club Mpumalanga Black Aces then in 2011 he became academy director and assistant coach for Khataco Nha Trang in Vietnam as well as being part of the Vietnamese national team.
In 2013 Kerr became head coach of Hai Phong leading them to FA Cup success in his first season.
In 2015 he joined Tanzanian giants Simba FC guiding them to a top-three finish. The following year he returned to the UK to become the under-18 academy coach at Chesterfield then in July 2017 took up his present post as head coach of Gor Mahai.