The coaching career of Socceroo legend Harry Kewell has begun in earnest with newly promoted EPL club Watford FC announcing he’ll take over their U-21s.
Watford announced the signing overnight as they look to give their younger players the benefit of the former Liverpool, Leeds United and Galatasaray striker’s knowledge.
"We are delighted that Harry has agreed to join us as our new Under-21 coach," Watford's sporting director Luke Dowling told Watford's website.
"Harry enjoyed an extremely successful career as a player, and he now has a proven track record when it comes to working with and nurturing gifted young footballers."
The 36-year-old's side will play in the Under-21 Professional Development League Two South.
"His knowledge and experience will be of great benefit to the club's youth setup as a whole, and the talented players we have within our Under-21 group," added Dowling.
This is a fantastic coup for Australia having one of our most respected former players coaching at an EPL club.
Kewell has been coaching juniors at his own academy in Australia, however this is the Socceroo World Cup hero’s first official role in a coaching capacity since retiring.
Many in Australia will be following Kewell’s progress closely with a view to him potentially coaching in the Hyundai A-League in the future.
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