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Harry Kewell leaves Crawley Town for Notts County

7:00 AM EDT 8/31/18
Harry Kewell Notts County
The Socceroos legend has quickly caught the eye as a manager

After impressing in his first season as a manager with Crawley Town, Harry Kewell has been poached by fellow League Two outfit Notts County.

Crawley finished 14th in Kewell's first campaign in charge and having overseen a mixed start to the new season has decided to joins Notts, who sit bottom of League Two with one point from five matches.

That poor form saw previous manager Kevin Nolan sacked with the club turning to Kewell while also deciding to appoint a technical director.

“Having now worked in football for a significant period of time, I have had the opportunity to learn from other clubs what good looks like," Notts owner and chairman Alan Hardy said. 

“I have therefore decided to appoint a technical director, who will set the club’s overall footballing philosophy and be on hand to support and mentor the manager as required.

“Harry will, however, be solely responsible for our first-team squad, having the final say on transfers, tactics and team selection.

“He has enjoyed an excellent start to his managerial career and I am hugely impressed with his knowledge and attention to detail.

“I thoroughly enjoyed our discussions about the role and have been left with no doubt that he has a fierce ambition to succeed and a real enthusiasm to work for Notts County."

Kewell will front the media on Monday ahead of an away game against Grimsby Town in the Checkatrade Trophy.