Cammy Kerr has revealed his ambition to manage Dundee one day.
The 26-year-old is in his testimonial year for the Dark Blues, having progressed through the ranks at Dens Park to becoming a club stalwart.
While he still has plenty of playing days left in him, the right-back has spoken of his desire to eventually take charge of his boyhood club.
Kerr has a UEFA B coaching licence, allowing him to take charge of men’s amateur clubs, youth teams up to age 16, and be an assistant boss at a professional side.
He is waiting to start working towards achieving his A licence but has already set his sights in his dream job when his playing career comes to an end.
Dundee manager ambition
Kerr was speaking on The Enhanced Performance Podcast and asked about his coaching aspirations, he didn’t shy away from his hope of taking charge at Dundee one day.
“After I’ve finished that’s something I have got my heart set on. I’m wanting to manage,” Kerr said.
“Everyone laughs at me when I say that. It’s something I think about.
“When you go back to learning off the bad things, that’s what I talk about with managers. I see that they make mistakes.
“I’m sitting there probably questioning it inside thinking ‘I wouldn’t have done that’.
“I look around and see players’ body language when they speak and what kind of sessions they put on.
“The way managers get the best out of people, I think ‘I want to do that’.
“I know I give everything to playing but I do also love that other side; coaching, and managing.”
Best gaffers worked under?
Kerr also revealed the two best manager he has played under during his 10 years at Dens.
The Dark Blues are on their eighth gaffer in that time with Gary Bowyer appointed last month.
Kerr will reserve judgement on him for now but was clear on who he felt got the best out of him.
“John Brown was really good, I’d run through a brick wall for him,” he revealed.
“There was just something about him, an honest guy.
“I try and look up to that and what he stood for; discipline and hard work.
“There was also Paul Hartley who was on me every day.
“If I gave one ball away, he was on at me to do better. He got the best out of me.
“They were really good for me.”