By Harvey Byrne
Leeds fans have slammed League Two side Crawley on Twitter after a report stated that the West Sussex side would be naming former player Harry Kewell as their new manager.
Local news outlet The Argus has reported that the 38-year-old Australian is in line to take the Crawley manager’s position, which will mark his first job in management.
The former wing wizard’s only previous role as a coach comes in the form of Watford’s Under-23s manager, but he lost his job in charge of the Hornets’ academy back in April.
Leeds fans were keen to post their delight when it was reported he had been sack at Watford and now they are wishing the worst upon Crawley on social media.
A number of the Yorkshire giants’ fan base have not forgotten the acrimonious circumstances in which Kewell left the club for Liverpool in 2003, while his choice to join Galatasary, the team the club met in the UEFA Cup in 2000 when two fans sadly lost their lives in a violent attack also understandably wasn’t received well.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I'm a Leeds fan who lives in Crawley, so this is not welcome news. 👎🏻☹
— Sam Beckley (@SamBMOT) May 20, 2017
Scumbag! Hope he gets sacked from there too.
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) May 20, 2017
Hope Crawley go bust
— Kurtis Steele (@FaxBrony) May 20, 2017
Imagine them getting Leeds away in cup Elland Road would be like a gladiator arena
— Luciano 💙💛 (@LUFCLDP1989) May 20, 2017
Creepy at Crawley
— C&JLUFC (@LUFCJL) May 20, 2017
He best pray we don't meet in the cup
— Bielsa's Cheese Wedge Ultras (@Allcheese1) May 20, 2017
Harry Kewell appointed manager. News headline should read
— Incendiary pigs (@HatedbyMorons) May 20, 2017
Leeds have never met Crawley in a competitive fixture, but if the two sides draw each other in the cups next season this potential appointment could add some further spice to the encounter.
In other Leeds news, Whites fans have also reacted on Twitter to Millwall’s win against Bradford on Saturday.