Swallows coach granted special leave and reveals plot to oust him

Dylan Kerr has been placed on special leave by Swallows FC following the team’s humiliating loss to Golden Arrows in the DStv Premiership last weekend.

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The swallows came out of Princess Magogo Stadium with their tails between their legs after a 4-0 beating by Abafana Bes’thende.

It was in Kerr’s first game in the dugout after an extended work permit issue. Musa Nyatama had been the substitute coach in his absence.

Immediately after the game, Kerr was called to a special meeting with club chairman David Mogashoa on Monday afternoon.

While speaking to the media after the game, Kerr received a call from Mogashoa where he was called into the meeting.

It was believed that Mogashoa would fire Kerr, but sources revealed that his contract was tight and he could not be fired easily as he had been placed on special leave.

If he is fired he will have to be paid and at the moment Swallows cannot afford it as they are going through financial difficulties.

That’s why he’s just been put on special leave. Phakaaathi had earlier reported that Swallows had already lined up Ernst Middendorp for the job.

It was while Kerr was unavailable due to extended work permit issues that prevented him from sitting on the bench for team games.

Kerr told the media on Saturday that there were senior players on the team working against him and influencing everyone to derail him.

“I hear senior players might play against me and try to bully everyone into not getting results.

“But I’m big enough. The standards I’ve set, not just for myself but for the players, are high enough.

“Now they have to reflect that in training, which they do. But in games, we killed ourselves again,” Kerr reportedly said.