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Former Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has finally revealed why he took a sabbatical leave from management months after leaving South African side Black Leopards.

Kerr left Leopards after helping the team survive relegation and retereated back to his native home of England.

The well travelled coach has revealed that he took a break from football to go spend some time with his ailing mum.

Kerr’s mother later passed on but according to the coach, spending time with his mum during her last days on earth were all that mattered more than being in the dugout.

“I sacrificed my life to football to look after my mum, who always has been my rock,” Said Kerr in an exclusive interview with Goal.

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“I wanted to spend the rest of her days with her and I think she kept living because I was there 24/7. She only wanted me to be happy and football is that happiness and now I’m ready to return.

Kerr turned down a number of coaching offers from various clubs just so that he could attend to his mum.

“It’s been tough because I’ve actually turned down six job offers whilst caring for mum. My [mum] was always proud of where I’ve been in football and now one month after we laid her to rest I now want to get back to the job I love.

Kerr who has been linked with the vacant coaching role at KPL side Wazito FC has denied any contact with the Ricardo Badoer owned side but at the same time confirmed that he is ready to return to management.

“I will be very happy if I get a club whose ambitions match mine,” he said.

Kerr was confirmed as the head coach of Gor Mahia following the departure of Zé Maria. He would later Kerr resigned on 15 November 2018 having led the club to the KPL title.