Why Baroka suspended Kerr - insider

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A Baroka FC insider has offered an explanation for head coach Dylan Kerr's surprise suspension despite saving the club from relegation.

The former Leeds United star faced disciplinary procedures and has been placed on the sidelines at the Baroka Village for bringing the club into disrepute.

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"No, the coach doesn't listen man, he refuses to take instructions," the insider tells KickOff.com.

"The chairman did not tell him not to sign players. He gave him a platform to sign players and he said he doesn't know South African players.

"For now they've just suspended him. A decision will be taken maybe after a week or so. The thing is, he doesn't want to work with other people.

"You can't work alone when you have a technical team, people that can help you. So what's the point of the chairman hiring assistant coaches?

"You can't be telling people that they are not educated. How can you say that to your colleagues? He is telling his assistants they are not educated... you can't be saying that to people."

Contacted for his side of the story, Kerr, who got the club's badge tattooed on his leg after keeping them in the top-flight, refused to comment.

READ: Kerr: NSL was way better than PSL

Meanwhile, this website understands that top striker Eleazar Rodgers has been identified as another transfer target for next season.

The 35-year-old was supposed to arrive in Limpopo province on Monday but had to quickly unpack his bags and cancel his flight ticket when Bakgaga suspended Kerr.

According to a reliable source, Kerr's suspension might now prevent the move from happening as the management prefers players that are younger than 30 years old.

Club chairman Khurishi Mphahlele made it clear that Rodgers, who played 31 games and scored nine goals at Ajax Cape Town last season, will not be signed.

"No no no, there's no such thing," he says.

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