Thursday Jul 05, 2018. 14:00
Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has disclosed that he has turned down big coaching offers from three different countries to dedicate his loyalty to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants.
The English tactician, who guided K'Ogalo to the 2017 KPL title, claims to have rejected offers from Tanzania, Angola and South Africa.
Speaking to the club's official website, Kerr stated that he has a good work relationship with K’Ogalo and what he is doing is for the greater good of the team and Kenyan football.
“The agent contacted me with what sounded like a good offer for a coaching job in Angola… same way the South African and Tanzanian clubs contacted me but no, I have a great relationship with my club. Sometimes it’s hard and difficult with some things but what we’re doing is for the better of Kenyan football and for the better of Gor Mahia,” the coach exclusively revealed to the official club’s website.
Kerr added that the team is not perfect and is a work in progress which he would like to accomplish not abandon the club like it’s been done by other coaches previously.
“We are not perfect, we are a work in progress. Had I done what the three previous coaches at Gor Mahia did – ran away to the best offer, I’d have gone three times in the past two weeks. This is a club with great potential… a club that can be one of the biggest in Africa and if l am offered the chance to guide it, why should l move? Sometimes it’s not about the money but the happiness and what one wants to achieve in his career,” stated Kerr.
The coach explained that he is happy at Gor Mahia because players have been working hard for him, things are going on well and most of it all, if not all, fans appreciates what the team is doing.
“The players have worked so hard for me for the one year I have been here… they work hard for the fans who always appreciate the way we play because we are dedicated to be the best each day.”