TTM set to meet Kerr over his future

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Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and head coach Dylan Kerr are set to meet in the upcoming days to negotiate a new contract.

Kerr joined TTM in February this year on a short term deal that is set to expire at the end of June.

The Maltese born mentor helped the club survive the chop in the DStv Premiership and won the Nedbank Cup, a first ever trophy for the club in their 12 months of existent.

While there has been rumours that the 54-year-old has been offered coaching jobs elsewhere in the country, club spokesperson Rufus Matsena told FARPost that Kerr’s future depends entirely on him.

“We are open for further negotiations to extend his contract. Remember all this will depend on our negotiations but our standpoint as a team is that we really need his services,” said Matsena.

“So like I said everything is entirely upon what would be the outcome of the negotiations.  But we are hopeful that as we negotiate we will reach an amicable agreement or a settlement that we continue further. The negotiations will happen anytime from next week because currently he is on holiday and enjoying his Golf.

“So afterwards he will come to the office and we negotiate in terms of whether he continues or whether he has other offers. But as a team we really appreciate and need his services,” he said.

When contacted for a comment, Kerr confirmed said it will be up to the Chairman of the club Abram Sello to offer him a new contract.

“Look I have told the club that I am switching my phone off for five days because I have come to Durban to enjoy the (Nedbank) Cup success, to enjoy keeping our DStv Premiership status and play golf. When I come back I will meet with the Chairman and we will see where we go from there.

“That will be up to the Chairman (to keep him or not), I have not discussed anything with him. I told him I would sign until the end of the season and then we will sit down and discuss the plan and the way forward. I can see bigger and better things happening at TTM if the right structure and principles are put in place. But it’s up to the Chairman and the club to discuss with me if they are offering a contract or not,” said Kerr.

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