According to a report, Australian Liverpool hero Harry Kewell is in the frame for Hibs’ vacant managerial post (Scottish Sun).
The 41-year-old is one of the biggest names in Australian sport after a stellar playing career. He racked up 58 appearances for his nation during his playing days.
Kewell had spells with Leeds United and Galatasaray amongst others during his career but his Reds spell is perhaps his most memorable. Whilst at Anfield, he helped the club lift the Champions League.
His managerial career hasn’t quite hit the heights of his playing days quite yet though, with mixed spells at Notts County and Crawley Town.
Now the Australian has reportedly registered his interest to replace recently sacked Hibees boss Paul Heckingbottom.
Kewell Hibs plot thickens
To add fuel to this speculation, Kewell attended Hibs’ latest match against St Johnstone. He’ll have been impressed with what he witnessed as Hibs routed the Saints 4-1.
Asked about his attendance, Kewell said he was just up to ‘have a look.’ He told the BBC:”For me it’s just another option. I hear great things about the Scottish game. Steven [Gerrard] is here and he’s doing really well.
“For me, I’ve come up here to have a look. I virtually go to a game a week, and people speculate straight away just because they see you there.”
It would be a big step up for his managerial career if he were to land the Hibs job. Kewell’s never tackled a manager’s job like this before so it’d be interesting to see whether he could handle the pressure that comes with being the manager of a big club compared to pressure a player feels.