The club spokesperson, Sunday Manara has confirmed the development adding that the Englishman assistant, Kenyan Abdul Iddi Salim who was goalkeepers’ trainer and previously worked at Kenya soccer giants AFC Leopards has also been booted out.
The country’s English Daily reported that during the reign of the Briton the club had been posting a series of miserable results in competitive games despite playing good football.
The latest game being the 1-0 defeat the club suffered at the hands of Mtibwa Sugar FC in the semi-finals of Mapinduzi Cup which was played at Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar.
“The writings on the wall were very clear that the Englishman had reached a dead end especially after fans and leaders favourite, Suleiman Matola resigned from his post as assistant coach citing frost relations with Kerr,” Daily News reported.
“It is also said that Kerr has had bad relations with some players and team officials,” the paper added.
During Kerr reign Simba played 30 competitive matches in which it registered 19 wins, five defeats and six draws.
Kerr has been replaced by Ugandan Jackson Mayanja who will work as an interim coach until when the suitable candidate to replace Kerr is found.
Mayanja was recently roped in as assistant coach to Kerr to turn around the club’s fortunes.
Simba hired Kerr following the departure of Serbian born coach Goran Kopunovic.
Meanwhile soccer analysts in the country have warned the club that it will take long time for it to recover if it will continue making regular changes to its squad and technical panel.
Former Tanzania international and Young Africans Sports Club midfielder, Ally Mayay is among the critics who have faulted Simba management for making latest decision.
He said the club had poor leadership which he said was obsessed with getting instant results warning that this will prevent the club from reaching its desired goals.
He said the sacked coaches had programs and they needed to be given enough time to accomplish their goals.
“Patience is what Simba leadership should observe if they really want to build up a strong team. The management must part ways with endless changes of their squad and the technical bench, because they have been responsible in destroying the team’s development,” he said.
His sentiments have been echoed by former Simba trainer, Jamhuri Kihwelo who warned that the club will continue posting poor results if the club leadership interference with team selection persists.
“There are some leaders at the club who believe they can do everything in the club unquestioned.
“They have authority that normally should be done by the coach such as signing of players and arranging the line up without consulting the technical bench. This has been the source of the team’s failure in its campaign to regain its lost glory,” he observed.