League Two boss wants to manage Liverpool, expects Gerrard challenge
Newly-appointed Notts County boss Harry Kewell has revealed that he’d like to manage Liverpool one day, according to the Daily Express.
Kewell was officially announced as the new manager of League Two side Notts County at the beginning of this week, leaving Crawley Town. The 39-year-old did well to keep Crawley up last season and looks to have a similar challenge on his hands with his new club this time out. However, he hasn’t got off to the best of starts after losing 5-1 to Exeter City in his first game.
On the subject of his future in the game, Kewell seems to have a pretty clear goal. “Why wouldn’t you want to manage Liverpool?”, he asked: “Liverpool are one of the best clubs in the world. It would be a huge honour. I’m sure I’m going to have a lot of challengers for it.”
Kewell has also given some thought to who his main rivals for the job would be: “The biggest challenger would probably be Steven (Gerrard). He’d be the first one that they would want to have. But why not set yourself a goal and try and get to that level?”.
Given that the former Liverpool midfielder has only just started his career in management, it could be some time before he gets to the level of being considered for a Premier League job. However, Kewell has been enjoying his managerial jobs so far: “It’s easier to learn down the leagues where you are not in the spotlight and you can put your ideas forward, both good and bad. I never thought I’d say this, but I enjoy coaching and management more than I did playing.”
He also spoke about the stigma around League Two football being of a poor quality: “You can make more of a difference down here. It’s wrong to say you’ve got the hoof the ball in League Two. Players are willing to learn and there is great satisfaction in seeing your ideas implemented.”
In terms of more immediate goals, Kewell will be looking to get his first points on the board with his new club. Notts County take on Stevenage at home next Saturday.