Kerr linked with managerial job at Kilmarnock


Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr has been linked with a managerial job at Scottish side Kilmarnock.

Kerr says if an offer from his former club comes, he would seriously consider it.

However Kerr adds that at the moment he is committed to his two year contract at Gor Mahia.
According to a report in the British tabloid The Sun, Kerr, reffered to as “The Killie Cup Final hero” said it would be disrespectful to Gor Mahia if he walked out at this time.
Kerr in the report says he’d swim the Mediterranean to be considered for the Kilmarnock manager’s job.

He said he had not applied for the job at Kilmarnock yet and would not do so as he wants to honour his contract with Gor Mahia.

He told SunSport: “I won’t apply for the manager’s job at Killie. I’ve got a job and that would be disrespectful to Gor Mahia who are a wonderful club.
“But if they wanted to speak to me? I’d swim the Med to talk to them.
“They know me, they know my feelings for the club.
Kerr said he id determined to make the Kenya giants qualify to the Africa Champions League group stages.
“I signed a two-year contract (at Gor Mahia) and my ambition is to get the club into the African Champions League group stages, which Gor Mahia have never done before.
Kerr wants to emulate other Britons who have managed Gor Mahia and won titles with the club before.
“I have heard of Len Julians and what he did here, and of course Bobby Williamson and Frank Nuttal,” he said in a previous interview.
Gor Mahia has had remarkable success with British coaches, Julians won the league in 1983, 1984 and 1985 while Bobby Williamson ended the club’s 18 year wait for the league title winning it in 2013. Frank Nuttal was the coach when Gor won in 2014 and the 2015 season when they were invincible. Kerr has worked with Williamson at the Scottish side before the former Gor Mahia coach came to Africa.
Kerr who took over from Brazillian Jose Marcello Ferreira “Ze Maria” hasn’t lost a game as a manager in Kenya and is just about to clinch the title. Gor are enjoying a 15 point lead over their closest rivals Sofapaka and need only six points to claim their 16th title.

Kerr says experiences he’s had coaching in the likes of Vietnam, South Africa and Tanzania have prepared him for management in Britain.
“When I was at the club you knew Bobby Williamson and Alex Totten were in charge.
“Do I feel I could do the job? Yes I do. I’ve always wanted to be a coach in England or Scotland and Kilmarnock is the club where I had my best times.
“I’ve sampled management all over the world — in Vietnam, the USA, South Africa, Tanzania, England and now Kenya.
“But the last four jobs I’ve applied for in Britain I didn’t even get an acknowledgement
“My attitude has always been that if I see something that’s appealing, I go for it. That’s why I was at Chesterfield as a youth coach, why I was at Simba FC in Tanzania.
“People think, ‘It’s Kenyan football’, but there are pressures. Gor Mahia are one of the biggest clubs in the country and when I joined I was told the job requirement was to win the title.
“We’re well ahead and if our form continues we’ll hopefully achieve that.
“I’m proud of what I’ve achieved but most of it has happened far away from Britain.”


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