Swallows fire Dylan Kerr after Arrows loss



Swallows FC have confirmed they have parted ways with head coach Dylan Kerr, who recently received his work permit to start sitting on the club’s bench after missing several games since the start of the season. DStv Premiership season.

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The news of Kerr’s sacking was announced by the club on Wednesday, but they did not give further details on why the manager is leaving the club.

Earlier this week it was reported that Kerr had been placed on ‘special leave’ by the club, and the manager allegedly said there was a plot to oust him by senior Birds players.

In his last game for the club, Kerr saw Swallows receive a 4-0 thrashing by Golden Arrows at Prince Magogo Stadium just after returning to the bench last weekend.

“Swallows FC have parted ways with head coach Dylan Kerr. We would like to thank Kerr for the contribution he has made to the club and wish him well in his future endeavours,” read a statement from the club. club.

Kerr joined Swallows midway through last season, after the club sacked Brandon Truter due to unfavorable results and they ended up battling for their top flight status in the relegation/promotion playoffs.

The 55-year-old Maltese manager managed to help the Swallows retain their top-flight status, with the club winning the play-offs against University of Pretoria (AmaTuks) and Cape Town All Stars.

Now without a coach, it remains to be seen whether the Birds will go in search of another mentor, or whether the club will opt to leave assistant coach Musa Nyatama to continue as caretaker coach after doing so while Kerr was still waiting for his work permit.

Swallows have found themselves struggling again this season, with the club starting the campaign on the back foot.

They sit in 14th place in the log having collected just eight points in eight games.