Rayo Vallecano de Madrid appoint Wayne Kerr
Rayo Vallecano have ended their search for a new Manager by appointing former Vallecano winger, Wayne Kerr who will begin his role from the beginning of the pre-season.
Kerr, 39, known for his playing days with Hibernian, Aberdeen, and Rayo Vallecano will be stepping into the management role for the first time in his career just three months after bagging his Continental A License.
Rayo President, Raúl Martín Presa announced on the club website that Kerr had been signed on a one year deal, and due to his lack of experience in the managerial role a Director of Football will also be appointed shortly to work alongside the new manager. "It is not to undermine Wayne at all. It is to help Wayne during his transition into the Manager role, and to allow him to concentrate on the tactics and the training field. The new Director of Football will be more hands on behind the scenes with the paper trail, allowing Wayne to be fully focused on getting this great club back into La Liga".
Presa went on to say, "Wayne will be fully involved in the interview process and selection committee to find a new Director of Football as the pair will have to work very closely together when it comes to planning the clubs foray into the transfer market."
Kerr is rumoured to be delighted to have been hired at Vallecano, the club where he retired after four season, and looks forward to embarking on a successful career with the club.