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Ex-Leeds and Liverpool winger Kewell appointed head coach of League Two side

The 38-year-old previously worked with Watford’s U23 team.

Kewell will be assisted by Warren Feeney.
Kewell will be assisted by Warren Feeney.
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HARRY KEWELL HAS been handed his first senior management role after being appointed head coach of League Two side Crawley Town.

The former Leeds and Liverpool winger will take the reins at Broadfield Stadium after previously working with Watford in a role with the club’s U23 team.

Kewell, who won 56 caps for Australia and played in the 2010 World Cup, will bring a wealth of experience after winning the 2005 Champions League and 2006 FA Cup in his five-year spell at Liverpool.

The 38-year-old called time on his playing career in 2014 after spells with Galatasaray, Melbourne Victory, Al-Gharafa and Melbourne Heart.

Kewell is currently working on his Uefa Pro Licence coaching qualification.

“During his interview Harry showed us great passion – that’s need to make this team move onwards,” Crawley director of football Selim Gaygusuz said.

“Today we have agreed to open the new chapter with Harry Kewell. Harry brings leadership, professionalism and experience of the highest playing level.”

Crawley had been without a head coach since Dermot Drummy’s departure earlier this month. The club finished 19th in League Two this term.


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