A medical report from a UK Doctor is what will determine the future of Dylan Kerr as Gor Mahia coach.
K’Ogalo are set to begin the quest for the Kenyan Premier League title defense on December 8 against Bandari, but there are growing fears that they might kick off the season without Kerr, a darling of many fans.
Media speculations are rife in Kenya that Kerr is on his way out after he hinted that his future with the club could as well be over in a post on Twitter. This is further fueled by the fact that he failed to travel back with the team from their tour of the UK.
In his one-and-a-half years stay in Kenya, Kerr has endeared himself as one of K’Ogalo’s fan favorite tactician, even as success continues to fallow him with each passing season, a period in which he has won two league titles besides steering the team to a historic Caf Confederation Cup Group stages.
But that relationship and his emotional attachment to the club he loved so much that he has inked a permanent tattoo on his leg, could soon come to an end should the Doctors advise him against traveling back to Kenya.
In an exclusive interview with Goal.com, Kerr, explained that he is still with the team, though the decision on his future will to a big extent, will be determined by his Doctors.
The two-time KPL winning coach has a medical appointment with a surgeon between November 15 and 16 and it is from this that his future in Kenya and perhaps Africa will be determined.
Kerr is set to undergo a neurological surgery to remove a mass on the back side of his neck. “My chairman (Ambrose Rachier) will be first to know if I make a decision, but I need to get my MRI results to know I'm all ok,” Kerr told Goal.
If the surgery is successful, Kerr will need at least two months to recover before he could link up with Gor Mahia.