Report: Watford eyeing up former Leeds United hero Harry Kewell for coaching staff

Harry Kewell

The Premier League newbies are after the Australian.

Newly-promoted Watford are keen to bring a former Leeds United hero and Liverpool player to the club in a coaching role, according to the Daily Mail.

The player in question is Australian legend Harry Kewell. The report claims that the 36-year-old has an offer from both Watford and former club Liverpool to work with young players.

Watford are believed to be offering him the role of under-21 coach.

Kewell has established a youth academy in his native Australia since retiring from the sport last year after a stint with Melbourne Heart.

He is of course most well-known for his time with Leeds United. Kewell arrived at Leeds in 1995 and was at the club for eight years before making a controversial move to Liverpool in 2003. He went on to play for the likes of Galatasaray, Melbourne Victory, Al-Gharafa and the Heart before his retirement.

Why Watford?

The Hornets, prior to the Pozzo era, were getting by mainly on the performances development of top young players.

They still have an abundance of top youngsters. The likes of Uche Ikpeazu, Connor Smith, Harry Kyprianou and Bernard Mensah spring to mind as great young players who need the right guidance to make it into the Watford first-team.

The fresh face of Kewell might just be the man to do the job.

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