- Swallows FC has become the latest club to part ways with its coach after a poor start to the season
- The Birds fired Dylan Kerr today, the final straw having been their thumping by Golden Arrows last Saturday
- This made the Malta-born Kerr the third coach to have already been shown the door by a team
The inevitable has happened for Dylan Kerr at Moroka Swallows.
The Birds have sacked the Maltese coach following a 4-0 defeat by Golden Arrows on Saturday.
It was never a good start for him this season, having battled to gain a work permit from the department of home affairs, while Swallows were struggling on the pitch, too.
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The club said in a social media post:
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"Swallows FC have parted ways with head coach Dylan Kerr. We would like to thank Coach Kerr for the contribution he made to the club and wish him well in his future endeavours."
Swallows currently lie in 14th place on the DStv Premiership log with two wins from eight games. Kerr joined Daine Klate, who was sacked by Chippa United, and Romain Folz, who resigned from Marumo Gallants, as the season's coaching casualties thus far this season
Work permit issues for Dylan Kerr could see Swallows FC look elsewhere for a coach
Swallows FC's hand could be forced if coach Dylan Kerr continues to struggle to await the renewal of his work permit by the Department of Home Affairs.
Kerr, who is from Malta, has missed the start of the 2022/23 season, prevented from being in the coach's dugout as the inexplicably long wait for his work permit continues. Musa Nyatama has stood in for him as a player-manager.
It was reported that Swallows could be looking at German coach Ernst Middendorp, who is no stranger to coaching in South Africa. He now has citizenship, and was spotted at all Swallows matches during the PSL Play-Off Tournament at the end of last season as they escaped relegation. Maritzburg United parted ways with Middendorp days before that tournament after he also helped the team escape relegation.
Source: Sports Brief News