Former Reading favourite Dylan Kerr has been dismissed from South African outfit Swallows FC.

The Yorkshireman played almost 100 times for the Royals in the 1990s, a key member of the 1994 third tier winning side and the team that reached the brink of the Premier League in 1995.

A survival specialist as boss in South Africa, keeping three teams in the top-flight after taking them over in the relegation zone.

Losing three on the spin, Swallows chiefs made the decision to part company with the former Kilmarnock and Leeds United defender.

A club statement read: "Swallows FC have parted ways with head coach Dylan Kerr," a club statement read. 

"We would like to thank Coach Kerr for the contribution he made to the club and wish him well in his future endeavours."

Speaking exclusively to the Reading Chronicle over the summer, the fan favourite revealed he still harbours dreams of managing in the United Kingdom, and would jump at a chance in Berkshire.

"I would love to be Reading manager, but it’ll never happen," he said. "I’m not recognised as a success in the UK like I am in Africa. The people that are involved run the club from an agent’s point of view so unless I’m part of that picture the likes of myself, Brian McDermott, Kevin Dillon, Parky, would never get an opportunity.

"It’s the way football is now but I’d walk the length of Africa, swim the Mediterranean and swim up the Thames, stop off a Pangbourne for a beer and walk to Reading. I’ll never give up that dream, but I don’t think it’s going to happen."