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Sport - Date: 09 July 2021
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 947
The former head coach of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM), Mr Dylan Kerr, has joined the millions of jobless people worldwide. His employment contract with the club expired at the end of last month.
The 54-year-old mentor joined TTM, or Vhadau Vha Damani as they were also known, on a six-month contract at the beginning of this year. At that stage, the then pride of Tshakhuma were languishing at the bottom of the DStv Premiership League log standings. Not only did the Englishman assist TTM in escaping the relegation axe at the end of the season, but he again did the unexpected by guiding the team to lift the Nedbank Cup trophy. TTM finished their league programme in the 12th position on the log standings.
When announcing the club’s name change from TTM to Marumo Gallants FC recently, the chairman of the club, Dr Abraham Sello, had reportedly indicated that he would offer Mr Kerr a new employment contract when the previous one expired on 30 June. At that stage, Mr Kerr stated that the club had not yet approached him regarding a new employment contract.
During an interview with Limpopo Mirror this week, Mr Kerr said that Dr Sello had lived up to his word and offered him a new employment contract at the end of the previous one. He further stated that he had declined the offer from the onset on the basis that it did not meet his expectations, “Yes, he requested me to sign a new contract and I simply said no,” he said.
Asked whether there were some carrots dangling over his head, the former Black Leopards coach said that he had received some telephone calls from DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship League clubs over the past weeks. He reiterated the fact, however, that none of the telephone calls had really been serious.
Mr Kerr said that he would be in the country for some weeks and that he would be forced to fly back home back if nothing came up before the activities for the new season started next month.
Jobless. Mr Dylan Kerr. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.