The name Dylan Kerr is currently a favorite in Kenya. He’s an English former professional footballer who played as a defender, specifically a left-back and he is the head coach of Gor Mahia.
His career has been exciting. When he retired from playing football, Kerr coached in the United States before returning to Scotland to work as Argyll and Bute Council’s Football Development Officer between 2005 and 2009. He also worked for the FA’s of England, Scotland and N. Ireland and qualified for various UEFA badges.
Kerr signed a contract as an assistant manager at South African club Mpumalanga Black Aces from September 2009 to June 2010 which gave him good coaching experience in Africa.
He then became Academy Director and Assistant Coach for Khataco in Nha Trang, Vietnam, who were part of the VPL. That was in In 2011. In 2012 Kerr was added as part of the Vietnamese National Team, Technical, for the Suzuki Cup, Asian Games, assisting the Technical bench and heading the fitness programme.
In 2013 Kerr became head coach of Hải Phòng, leading them to FA Cup success in his first season. Kerr decided not to renew his contract at the end of the season and left the club.
In 2015 Kerr joined Tanzanian giants Simba, guiding the team in the top three of the table. The following year he became the under-18 academy coach at Chesterfield. On 5 July 2017, Kerr was confirmed as the head coach of Gor Mahia following the departure of Zé Maria.
Here’s a quick video on more about Dylan Kerr as Gor Mahia prepares to face Everton FC on 6th November 2018