Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Black Leopards sack Dylan Kerr as head coach

25 Jan 2021, 16:13 GMT+10

PSL side Black Leopards on Monday announced that head coach Dylan Kerr has departed the club after a heavy defeat to Chippa United at the weekend.

Leopards are languishing in 15th position in the league standings after suffering a 3-0 defeat at home to the Chilli Boys on Saturday.

"Black Leopards FC and their coach Dylan Kerr have reached an agreement to part ways amicably," a club statement said. "Assistant coaches Morgan Shivambu and Lehlohonolo Seema together with goalkeeper coach Sam Banda will be responsible for the team in the meantime."

This brings to an end a short two month period at the club for Kerr who returned to the club in November 2020 and has overseen nine matches in charge.

In that time Leopards held the mighty Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-2 draw while beating Orlando Pirates 2-0 just last weekend on 17 January. But two defeats on the spin has seen Kerr's sudden sacking.

Kerr previously managed Leopards during the 2018/2019 season guiding the team to a 13th placed finish before taking over at Baroka.

This rounds up a horrid few months for the 53-year-old who left his previous job at Baroka in controversial circumstances after being shown the exit door after being found guilty of bringing the club into disrepute.

Kerr had accused the club of interference after an impressive win over Mamelodi Sundowns. He guided his team successfully in their fight against relegation by denying Kaizer Chiefs the league title with a draw on the last day of the season.

- Compiled by Baden Gillion

Source: News24

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