OFFICIAL: Kewell Appointed Under-21 Coach
WATFORD FC is pleased to announce the appointment of former Australian international Harry Kewell as the club’s new Under-21 Coach.
Kewell will oversee the Hornets’ Under-21 side as they embark on their first season in the Under-21 Professional Development League 2 South.
The 36-year-old hung up his playing boots last year after an illustrious career which included spells with the likes of Leeds United, Liverpool and Galatasaray, as well as 56 caps for the Australian national team – including appearances at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup.
Kewell – who was voted Australia’s greatest ever footballer by players, supporters and media in 2012 – has since established a successful youth academy in his native homeland and has a great deal of experience in the development of young players.
Watford’s Sporting Director Luke Dowling said: “We are delighted that Harry has agreed to join us as our new Under-21 Coach.
“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.
“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.”