Dylan Kerr

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Dylan Kerr
Personal information
Full name Dylan Kerr[1]
Date of birth (1967-01-14) 14 January 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Valletta, Malta
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
1988–1989 Arcadia Fluoride ? (?)
1989–1993 Leeds United 13 (0)
1991Doncaster Rovers (loan) 7 (1)
1991Blackpool (loan) 12 (1)
1993–1996 Reading 89 (5)
1996–2000 Kilmarnock 61 (0)
2000Carlisle United (loan) 1 (0)
2000 Slough Town ? (?)
2000 Kidderminster Harriers 1 (0)
2001 Hamilton Academical 17 (3)
2001 Exeter 5 (1)
2001–2002 Greenock Morton 22 (2)
2002 East Stirlingshire 1 (2)
2002 Harrogate Town ? (?)
2002 Gateshead 3 (0)
2003 Hamilton Academical 16 (0)
2003 Kilwinning Rangers ? (?)
Teams managed
2014 Hải Phòng
2015–2016 Simba SC
2017–2018 Gor Mahia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dylan Kerr (born 14 January 1967) is an English former professional footballer. He played as a defender, specifically a left-back.

Playing career[edit]

In September 2000, Kerr briefly joined Kidderminster Harriers on trial, but his one-month contract was cancelled due to a claimed breach of club discipline.[2] He returned to Scotland, signing for Hamilton Academical in January 2001.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring, Kerr coached in the United States (specifically in Phoenix, Arizona). He then returned to Scotland, and worked as Argyll and Bute Council's Football Development Officer[4] between 2005 and 2009. Kerr also worked extensively for the FA's of England, Scotland and N. Ireland and qualified for various UEFA badges.

In September 2009, Kerr signed a contract as an assistant manager at South African club Mpumalanga Black Aces[5] until June 2010. Working with Sammy Troughton over the next couple of years, Kerr got good coaching experience in Africa.

In 2011 Kerr became Academy Director and Assistant Coach for Khataco in Nha Trang, Vietnam, who were part of the VPL. He then followed the franchise when it was sold to Hải Phòng, assisting the head coach and being head of development for the younger players. 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. Kerr resigned as manager of Gor Mahia on 15 November 2018.[6]


  1. ^ "Dylan Kerr". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Molby gives Kerr his cards"[permanent dead link] – ThisIsWorcestershire.co.uk
  3. ^ "Kerr signs for Hamilton" – BBC Sport
  4. ^ "Dylan gets a 'wheelie' good deal from Arnold" Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. – Argyll and Bute Council's official website
  5. ^ "Arcadia Veteran Helping Black Aces" – KickOff.com[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Gor Mahia part ways with coach Dylan Kerr". gormahiafc.co.ke. Gor Mahia F.C. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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