Fifteen time Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia has unveiled Dylan Kerr as a new coach following the exit of Jose Marcelo Ferreira last month.
Club chairman Ambrose Rachier unveiled the coach on Monday morning following their exit from Gotv Shield on Sunday evening by Bandari FC.
Kerr will be on the two year deal according to Rachier and his experience having worked in African countries like Tanzania and South Africa.
With the recent turnover of coaches at the team, the question of security of his tenure came up. Both the Briton and the club are confident of seeing through the initial two years of the deal.
“I am here as long as I want to, I am always very professional in all I do and I want to learn as I impart my knowledge. This is part of the appraisal that I always advocate for,” Kerr added.
Rachier defended Gor Mahia’s record having had four coaches in the last five years; “At Gor Mahia, we never fire a coach. Apart from coach Anaba Awono’s technical bench where we did a massive clear – out, all the others have left on their own volition. The new coach has all our support and like he pointed out, he can be here with us for as long as he wishes,” he said.
Coach Kerr’s first assignment will be against English Premier League side Everton, in a friendly match in Tanzania on Thursday 13 July. While he confirmed he will use all 26 players at his disposal, he admitted, like any other game, it comes with lots of pressure.