Gor Mahia has appointed Briton Dylan Kerr (pictured) as its head coach. The Briton is expected to link up with the team on Saturday before their departure to Tanzania where they are set to play Everton on 13th July at the Uhuru Stadium. His appointment comes after an executive committee meeting held yesterday. He will take over from Ze Maria (José Marcelo Ferreira) who ditched the club earlier last month.
On why they always go for foreign coaches, Gor Mahia Secretary General Ronald Ngala said that local coaches often feel the pressure in managing the club is too high for them and often turn down the offer. Gor CEO Lordvick Aduda said Kerr was the most successful in a short-list of three coaches who had applied for the job.
Kerr is currently part of English fourth tier side Chesterfield, where he is the Under-18 academy coach. As a player, he played for a number of English clubs including Leeds United, Kilmarnock and Reading, where he had the most league appearances of his career. Kerr managed Tanzanian giants Simba SC in the 2015/16 season where he led them to a third place finish in the league. Current coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno will be his assistant.