Harry Kewell has revealed he is doing his coaching badges this year with the long-term goal of managing in the English Premier League or the Hyundai A-League.
Kewell, one of Australia’s greatest-ever players, has been focusing on developing junior footballers through his coaching academy since retiring last year.
The former Liverpool and Leeds winger says he is eager to move into coaching and will undergo his accreditation exams to fast-track that goal.
“I enjoy it. Hopefully I can continue it and put back into Australian football and make it the No.1 sport in Australia,” Kewell told Fox Sports.
“I’ve just finished my footballing career, so the Harry Kewell Academy is a perfect start because I have to know if I can coach, and if I can handle it. So far everything seems to be going well.
“Maybe I can continue with my academy and go over to Europe to take some of the ideas I’ve learnt from managers I’ve worked with and put them into my academy.”
So could this lead to a possible coaching stint in the Hyundai A-League in the future?
“If there’s a possibility of getting an A-League job, I don’t know,” the 36-year-old said.
“For me, I reach for the heights; I’d love to manage a (English) Premiership team.
“(I would) love to [coach Liverpool]; I’m sure every player (and) every manager out there would love to manage probably the biggest club in the world.
“I’m no different; it’s a great club but you have to be worthy of it. But football and coaching are chalk and cheese and you have to go back to square one and learn again.”