Jerry Kerr

Jerry KerrPerhaps better known for being the manager of Dundee United rather that his playing career. At Fir Park Jerry Kerr only made a handful of appearances when he covered for the Motherwell stalwart Andy Paton in the two official seasons after the end of the war, Jerry had joined on loan from Edinburgh side St Bernard’s. He had played for Alloa Athletic, St Bernard’s, Dundee United and Rangers and enjoyed a varied management career at Peebles Rovers, Berwick Rangers, Alloa, Dallas Tornado and finally Forfar Athletic.

At Tannadice he took up the post in July 1959 and within a year he had led the Club from the depths of the Second Division to promotion into the top flight. He remained in charge for twelve years, during which time he transformed United into not only an established First Division side, but also a team who could take on the likes of Barcelona and Juventus as the club qualified for Europe for the first time in its history. He made such an impression on Tayside that later in life a stand at Tannadice was named after him.

John Kerr
5′ 10″
Date of Birth:
1st June 1912
Place of Birth:
Full Back

Football Career:

St Bernards
Motherwell (Loan)
Alloa Athletic
Dundee United

Well Career:

Apps Goals
4 0
Scottish Cup:
0 0
League Cup:
0 0
0 0
4 0