Following reports that a former players could join up with Brendan Rodgers’ backroom staff this summer, Harry Kewell has been linked with an academy role.
Former Liverpool winger Harry Kewell could be set for a return to Merseyside this summer, with reports linking him with an academy role.
Kewell, 36, retired in 2014 and has since looked to establishing himself as a coach.
“The former Leeds and Liverpool winger, who retired last year after ending his playing career with Melbourne Heart in the A-League, has established a youth academy in his native Australia and is keen to return to England to launch a coaching career,” Barlow writes.
“Liverpool have also shown an interest in luring the 36-year-old back to Merseyside as part of their youth development set-up.”
Kewell is reportedly in the running for the role of Under-21s manager with the Hornets, who were promoted to the Premier League following their 2014/15 triumphs.
However, with previous reports claiming a former player could be set for a position in Brendan Rodgers’ backroom staff, Kewell could well return to Anfield.
With Pepijn Lijnders vacating his role as Reds Under-16s coach to become Rodgers’ first-team coach, Kewell could be in line for his old position.
Regularly featuring at Liverpool alumni events, he clearly retains a passion for the club he spent five years at.
Already closely involved with youth development, Kewell could be a shrewd appointment by the Reds.