Former Leeds United, Liverpool and Australia international Harry Kewell is cutting his management teeth at League Two Crawley Town, a side struggling near the foot of League Two.
The Red Devils are currently sitting in an uncomfortable 21st place in the table, on just 17 points from their opening 18 games of the league campaign. To put this in perspective, they sit just three points outside of the drop-zone, the last place held by Barnet on 14 points.
Yesterday they fell to a 4-0 loss in an abject display against Wycombe Wanderers, with man-mountain Ade Akinfenwa chipping in with a hat-trick of assists and Craig Mackail-Smith scoring a hat-trick of goals.
Hurting from the defeat, and following abuse from travelling Crawley fans, Kewell sought to confront their anger with some of his own (tweet – below).
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Spitting the proverbial feathers, Kewell sought to confront those taunting him, with the scene quickly turning ugly. Such was this turn that first security, and after his own players, had to restrain Kewell from his actions.
The Sun report Kewell as saying, “Look, I’m not a shy person. I’ll confront anybody. I said at the start that if you have a problem you can always come up and ask me but, you know what, just leave it, because you’re never going to win.”
The tabloid also goes on to report that a fan, who claimed to be in the crowd, alleged that the Crawley boss “came over with a red face” and was shouting “F off.”
Such has been the fallout from Kewell’s actions that many are seeing his position at Crawley as somewhat precarious, his actions and the clubs position in the table likely forcing the club’s hand at some point.