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"I'll put everything into this club"

New Head Coach on joining the Reds, ambitions and style of play

29 May 2017

New Reds Head Coach Harry Kewell insists that he'll give everything to his first senior management role after joining the club last week.

The former Australian international met the press for the first time on Friday evening and emphasised the hard work that begins now is a task he's relishing.
"I had a wonderful time as a footballer and thoroughly enjoyed my career – but it’s about this job now and I’ll put everything into the football club.

"I love football, I loved playing it and now I'm ready to take the next step into something new," he continued.

"The technicalities and the mind games of management really excite me - I want to bring everyone here together, progress the club and bring exciting football."

The new Head Coach also revealed that the family atmosphere he was told about was another big pulling factor in his decision to make the move to West Sussex.

"I had several meetings, and the thing that stuck out for me was how much this club means to everyone that works here and the community.

"I am a big family man myself and so it was important to feel that togetherness, especially as this is my first senior management role."

When asked about the style of play the Champions League winner would try to implement on the side, and his demeanour on the touchline and in the technical area - he was emphatic in his answer.

"I was a very attacking player and had a very attacking mind - but I'm also versatile and able to adapt.

"If you were to try and nail it down to one way, then an attacking style of play.

"What am I like on the sidelines? You'll see!

"I'm very passionate about what I do and and I'm not afraid to show my emotions - but I do know my boundaries."

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