Harry Kewell explains his hopes for Massimo Cellino's Leeds United

The Australian is hopeful that Leeds will return to their best.

It would be fair to say that former Leeds United forward Harry Kewell is no longer a popular figure at Elland Road.

His departure for Liverpool and the way it came about was bad enough but his decision to then join Galatasaray, a team who are reviled by Leeds fans, was the final straw as far as Leeds fans are concerned.

But while he is a hated man at Leeds he does not share mutual feelings toward the club.

The Australian, who is now under-21 coach at Watford, is still a big fan of the club and is extremely hopeful they can go on to relive former glories.

This weekend (17/10/2015) he sat on the sofa on Sky Sports Soccer AM programme and was talking about all things football - including his time at Leeds and his hopes for their future.

He made it clear that he felt Leeds are a sleeping giant just waiting to be awaken by the right man - hopefully Massimo Cellino.

He stated:

"It was a great club and for me to be able to be part of a great club that has got great history. It is a shame to see where they are at the moment.

"But it is a sleeping giant I think. I think eventually someone will come back and take it to the next level and hopefully this chairman can."

Of course most Leeds fans are unlikely to believe that Cellino is the man for the job. Whilst he has recently taken a backseat at Elland Road his ownership so far has been full of controversy and managerial changes.

With a little stability who knows? Leeds very well might end up back where they were when Kewell was at the club.

But for now, don't hold your breath.

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