A short, quick full back who liked to get forward and support the attack on the flanks, David Kerslake did well for Spurs at a time when the club was going through a long period of transition.
David was signed from Leeds United in September 1993 to take broken leg victim Dean Austin's place after a short and unhappy time at Elland Road. His abilities were well known to Spurs manager Ossie Ardiles, who had also managed him at Swindon Town.
Kerslake had originally started out at QPR where he was a midfielder and won an England Under-21 cap (following caps at schoolboy and youth level), but moved onto Swindon and Leeds before arriving at White Hart Lane. He kept Austin out of the Spurs side when he was fit again, but Ardiles' departure from Spurs left him out of favour with Gerry Francis and he left for Ipswich Town, making few appearances as he became hampered by injury, before finishing his career with Wycombe Wanderers (loan), Swindon Town and Canvey Island.
Having studied the game, Kerslake went into coaching and joined forces with Colin Calderwood as a management team at Spurs Reserves, Northampton Town and then Nottingham Forest. He parted ways with the Scot after leaving the City Ground and took over as First team coach at Watford in 2009. In June 2011, he moved with Watford manager Malky Mackay and his back-room staff to fill the same role at Cardiff City.
In 2011, David was playing charity matches, turning out for the Spurs Legends team.