Brian Kerr had the love of football from a young age and at the age of 13, he took his first coaching role with the Crumlin United under 11.
In 1986, he was appointed manager of his beloved St Patrick's Athletic and he would lead the club to the league title in the 1989/90 season - their first Premier Division triumph in 34 years - before winning it again in 1996 after another rebuilding job.
He left St Pat's to become the technical director of the Football Association of Ireland in December 1996 where he would look after the under 16 to under 20 Irish teams.
His first major tournament was the 1997 World Youth Championships where he helped Ireland finish third. and the following year Kerr guided his country to an unprecedented double by winning both the under-16 and under-18 European Championships.
No Irish team had ever won a major trophy before while he was also in charge of the team that finished third in the World under-20 Championships in Malaysia in 1999.
He would also help players like Richard Dunne, John O'Shea, Robbie Keane, and Damien Duff develop in that time before taking charge of the senior side from 2003 until 2005.
Kerr would later manage the Faroe Islands from 2009 to 2011 and is currently one of the main pundits on Irish television.