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Notts County boss Harry Kewell: 'I get more of a buzz as coach than as player'


Harry Kewell has spoken of how he gets "10 times more" of a buzz as a coach than he ever did as a player as he prepares for his first home league game as Notts County manager.

The Australia international won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 as well as many other trophies, while also representing his country at the World Cup.

Ahead of Saturday's home game with Stevenage, Kewell - who is hoping to steer Notts to just their second non-loss of the season - opened up on his fledgling coaching career.

“My buzz from football has been 10 times more as a coach than it ever was as a player," Kewell told the Nottingham Post. "[And] I loved playing, I’m not going to lie and I loved playing at the highest level.

“I had a great chance at Watford (as Under-23 boss) to be able to work with Premier League players, to talk to them. I was nervous, but it’s great learning.

"I think it’s the thought I can’t physically do it. It’s got to be my mind, my ideas that I can actually make someone go out there and do it.

"I can actually get you to play in a certain role, to have the confidence in them to be able to perform what I want, to go out and score.

"I always go back to George Graham. He won the title as a player and won the title as a manager and they asked him which one was better?

"He turned around and said ‘winning it as a coach’ because as a player, you only look after yourself. As a manager, you’re looking after the whole team and I think he just got more joy out of that.

"Some people may think differently, but this feels like what I was supposed to do. I love it, I absolutely love it."

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