Former Leeds United hero Mark Viduka discusses his coaching future

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The Australian seems happy with his quiet life back in Australia.

Former Leeds United hero Mark Viduka is not much for interviews. The Australian, now 39-years-old, did not even 'officially' retire when he left Newcastle United in 2009 after an injury plagued spell on Tyneside.

Since then he has kept himself under the radar and is back in Australia coaching his children at former club Melbourne Knights.

But what about a future coaching in the game. Viduka was asked that very question in a rare interview with the Sydney Morning Herald and, for now, it seems he is happy playing the role of dad-turned-coach:

"Maybe later on, but maybe not.

"Not when my kids are young."

Viduka is of course a hero at Leeds United.

He played for the club for four years after joining the club from Celtic in the year 2000. In those four seasons he scored 72 goals in 166 games during his stint at Elland Road.

Unfortunately he was at the club as things began to get sour. After helping Leeds to the Champions League semi-finals in his first season at the club the financial difficulties at Elland Road became crippling and Viduka was sold to Middlesbrough.

One day it seems he might get into coaching but as much as Leeds would probably love to have him back, he is loving life back in his homeland and a return to England looks very unlikely in the future.

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