Former Bairn Mark Kerr named as Ayr United manager

Kerr visited Graeme High's performance school programme as part of his coaching badges and gave masterclasses to pupils. Picture: Michael Gillen.
Kerr visited Graeme High's performance school programme as part of his coaching badges and gave masterclasses to pupils. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Former Falkirk captain Mark Kerr has been named manager of Ayr United.

The midfielder, a product of the Bairns youth system , replaces Ian McCall who left Somerset Park for Partick Thistle earlier this month.

Kerr re-joined former Falkirk boss Ian McCall at Ayr almost two years ago. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Kerr re-joined former Falkirk boss Ian McCall at Ayr almost two years ago. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Kerr previously held a coaching role with the Honest Men, and has coached youth teams at the Forth Valley Academy and Graeme High performance school in the past.

He applied for the Falkirk manager’s job in the wake of Peter Houston’s departure in 2017 but his bid alongside Lee Miller was unsuccessful.