Ex-Leeds man Harry Kewell to accept coaching role at Premier League new boys Watford

Harry Kewell

HITC Sport understands former Liverpool and Leeds star Harry Kewell is set to take up the role of Watford's Under 21s manager.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Watford have offered former Liverpool and Leeds United star Harry Kewell the club's Under 21s manager's job.

Watford have been in talks with Kewell about joining the club's coaching role, and the Australian is set to accept their offer.

Kewell, 36, retired last summer after finishing his career in his homeland with A-League side Melbourne Heart and he has been working through his coaching badges whilst setting up a youth academy Down Under.

Liverpool have also been linked with a move to bring the former Anfield man back to the club in a coaching capacity, but it appears Kewell will take his first steps into management at Watford.

Kewell boasts a wealth of Premier League experience having come through the ranks at Leeds to make over 200 appearances for the club before joining Liverpool in 2003.

The winger spent five years on Merseyside, winning the Champions League in 2005, and after a spell with Galatasaray he returned to Australia in 2011.

Watford owner Gino Pozzo is thought to see Kewell as someone with huge potential and he will also be involved in Quique Sanchez Flores' first-team coaching set-up at the Premier League new boys.

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