Harry Kewell fired: Notts County ax former Socceroo as manager



Former Socceroos star Harry Kewell has been dismissed as manager of the English second-rate side of Notts County.

The ex-Leeds and Liverpool striker, who was only put in County on August 31 after an impressive stint in Crawley, had to deal with his side that was just outside League Two's relegation zone on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old, who had signed a three-year contract to replace Kevin Nolan at Meadow Lane, won only three of his 14 games and left the club, along with assistant manager Warren Feeney and first team analyst Paul Murphy. County chairman Alan Hardy said the board believed that "fast action was essential".

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Kewell signed a three-year agreement with Notts County after impressing Crawley as manager.
Kewell signed a three-year agreement with Notts County after impressing Crawley as manager.Source: Getty Images

"Harry's passion and dedication as a coach is unquestionable, and I enjoyed seeing his love of work first-hand and it gives me absolutely no pleasure to take that away from him," he said in a statement. statement published on the website of the club. "Unfortunately, things simply did not work for him here at Meadow Lane.

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"The results were not good enough and the performance is a constant concern and we see no reason to continue with something that we think can not work." Harry leaves with our best wishes for the future and our search for a new one. manager starts immediately.

"We hope to make an appointment for Saturday at Sky Bet League two match at home in Cheltenham Town." Steve Chettle will oversee the County Checkatrade Trophy clash at Doncaster on Wednesday night.


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