WITH the opening game of the World Cup finals little more than a week away, a curious scene plays out at Once they have finally deciphered the lettering, the bemused Brazilian journalists scurry off to find out more about
Their investigations would uncover that the former Celtic goalkeeper is now a member of the coaching staff at Toronto FC, the club at which
Word soon got back to Kerr, whose Caledonian character ensures his reaction to such praise is one of acute discomfort. "Aye, it was, eh, very nice of him," he says, speaking to
He might be dismissive of it, but Kerr's own contribution should not be overlooked.
As a consequence, when
"He's done everything I've asked of him and he's got himself to a great level to go back to
Kerr points to those deals as evidence not only of the money sloshing around the game across the Atlantic but also the increasingly enhanced reputation of the competition. "The investment is frightening," the 39-year-old says. "It's unbelievable what we're spending at
"But then you see
Such progress is not going unnoticed, either. Kerr discloses that barely a week goes by without an email or text message reaching him from a player in
Certainly those trips are "more exotic than going to St Mirren or
"It used to be regarded as a retirement home but those days have gone because now, as well as having the travelling and differences in time zones and temperatures to deal with, the standard has improved as well," he says.
Kerr equates that standard to the top end of the Championship or bottom end of the top flight in
"He could go to any club in the world and do a job," adds Kerr. As far as
WITH the opening game of the World Cup finals little more than a week away, a curious scene plays out at
Once they have finally deciphered the lettering, the bemused Brazilian journalists scurry off to find out more about