Victory coach backs Kewell comeback
Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou says it would be a shame if Harry Kewell never played in the A-League again.
However, Postecoglou says the former Victory and Liverpool star faces a difficult situation with wife Sheree Murphy's mother battling illness in England. Kewell cut ties with the Victory in March for family reasons.
Kewell, 34, expressed interest this week in playing, potentially with Perth, after a chance meeting at the Melbourne Cup with Glory owner Tony Sage.
"I'd love to see Harry playing in the A-League," Postecoglou told reporters in Melbourne on Friday.
"He's way too young to retire.
"It's probably being a little disrespectful on my behalf to even say that because no one knows personal situations and where they are.
"It's very easy for us to sit outside to make judgments. He's got all the information and I'm sure he's doing what's best for him and his family and that's the most important thing."
Kewell is determined to return to club football in a bid to stay in contention for the 2014 World Cup with the Socceroos.
Perth have a full list of 23 contracted players for this season which means Kewell could only join the club as a guest player on a maximum 10-game deal.
Kewell is in Perth this week for a golf event.
"He's very keen now on getting his career back on track," Sage said.
"He did say to me he's made a lot of money out of sport, so money's not an issue. He just wants to start playing, because he wants to play for Australia again."
Kewell quashed talk of specifically meeting with the Glory but made it clear he'd love to be playing in Australia again.
"I'm very keen. If this situation with my family didn't arise, I'd still be playing my football for Melbourne Victory," he said.
"My family loved it and I loved being at home.
"I have been talking (to clubs) but I can't make a decision (on my future) until my family situation is all under control."