Former Gor Mahia Coach, Dylan Kerr has had a good run at South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Black Leopards with his short stint so far culminating in an accolade.
Kerr, who joined Black Leopards in mid November last year, was on Wednesday named the PSL Coach of the Month for the block period of December and January.
The recognition follows an impressive run since mid December 2018, winning three matches and drawing one.
The former Gor boss is the first coach at the club to receive the award in over 10 years.
Leopards’ star striker and leading League scorer Mwape Musonda was also feted the PSL Player of the Month for the joint period of December and January.
It signifies the impact of Kerr on Black Leopards, improving the Limpopo-based club’s position in the PSL from 15th to 12th in only six matches.
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Kerr, who has also coached Tanzania’s Simba SC, warned Leopards’ fans not to get carried away with the award as the club has not won anything yet.
“When somebody told me that I’ve got the award I was obviously very delighted having got it at such a short time‚” he said, ““I didn’t want anybody to get carried away with it because even though we’ve done very‚ very well recently‚ we’ve won nothing yet.”
The 52 year old manager proved wrong everyone who criticised him for joining Leopards at a time when they were lowly ranked in the table and salvaging them seemed to be a difficult task.
Kerr lashed out to the criticisers saying it proves that he made the right decision in joining the club.
“I want to keep it quiet and keep everybody’s mind on what we need to do week in and week out. It’s an honour to be given this award because before I came to Black Leopards everybody said I made a mistake and I was crazy,” he said.
At Gor Mahia, Kerr had an stellar 16-month reign winning two league titles for the club and recording 51 wins in 79 matches. His tenure at Simba however was short lived as he was sacked after only 6 months because of alleged issues with the club’s leadership.
*All quotes from Sport24.co.za
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