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Dylan Kerr, Surviving Relegation to Playing in Africa

Dylann Kerr maybe a household name highly revered in across East Africa after having successful stints Tanzania’s Simba Sports and Gor Mahia FC in Kenya.

However having coached the current Tanzanian defending champions Simba SC, it was during his stint at Gor Mahia FC, the current Kenya league defending champions that he made a name for himself, guiding the club to two league titles, although, his exploits were not enough to help Gor perform continentally as the club was always in a financial crisis.

In 2018 he chose to go South into the South African Premier League, joining Baroka FC and guiding them to avoid relegation, handing Baroka a lifeline in one of Africa’s lucrative league when it comes to prize money.

In 2020 he part ways with Baroka FC after allegeding interference with his work, from Baroka FC chairperson Khurishi Mphahlele, “I know my job! I know my job because I have studied it for 30 odd years as a player and a coach and if people leave me alone to do my job‚ I’ll make this club a success.

”And unfortunately, I should be happy with this result but inside I’m really‚ really angry,” angry Kerr told SuperSport TV at the end of August 2020 after his side’s game against Kaizer Chiefs, comments which would later come back to haunt him as Baroka went to release a statement of his suspension and subsequent release from the club.

But being a master of his destiny Kerr took another challenge this time with his former side Black Leopards before once again leaving in January 2021 accusing the clubs hierarchy of interfering with his work at the club, however it would later be known that his tactical match day indifferences with Lehlohonolo Seema, his former assistant at Black Leopards.

Having found a way of moving around in the South African League and being a man of high demand Kerr took less than a month to find a new office after his exit at Black Leopards, this time landing at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, a club that has helped him write another history in the Southern part of the African continent.

Kerr managed to guide FC Tshakhuma to not only to avoid relagation but also helped the club grace its first ever continental showpiece next season, Tshakhuma eliminated Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup finals to become on of the two sides that will represent South Africa in the CAF interclubs confederatin cup.

Kerr being a journeyman is currently looking forward to his next sojourn after bidding farewell to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, on March 31st Tshakhuma revealed that Dylan Kerr was working for the club on a part-time basis days after the tactician confirmed his departure from the club after not agreeing with terms of his contract with the club.

On June 2nd, after ensuring that Tshakhuma remained in the PSL Kerr through his Twitter handle gave praise to himself due to his exploits of helping clubs avoid relegation,

”In 3 clubs that have employed me in South Africa when they were relegation candidates with no hope in hell of surviving I’ve done it saved the status and made the fans happy. Thank you to all my technical team we did it together at TTM for putting back my faith in assistants” said Kerr on Twitter. https://twitter.com/legend3/status/1400180199854051331?s=20

Kerr news stop is yet to be known but this time it looks like he will land in one of the PSL’s big boys after thrice proving himself to be a top coach in the PSL.

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