Aloisi: Kewell will set 'good example'

Melbourne Heart’s Head Coach John Aloisi said he was thrilled that the club’s newest recruit Harry Kewell has arrived in Melbourne and had commenced training.

Melbourne Heart-s Head Coach John Aloisi said he was thrilled that the club-s newest recruit Harry Kewell has arrived in Melbourne and had commenced training.

Speaking at Kewell-s unveiling at AAMI Park this morning, Aloisi said that he expects Kewell-s professionalism and experience will rub off on the rest of the squad.

“He is one of the players that always sets a good example. I-ve never seen anyone prepare for a training session as well as Harry. That will rub off on a lot of our players and on some of the younger boys as well,” Aloisi said.

“That-s one of the big things about Harry that I like.”

Kewell will also bring an abundance of leadership skills to the Club, something Aloisi is relishing.

“Harry is one of the oldest players, and I class him as a leader.”

Kewell is also looking forward to playing under Aloisi after the two lined up alongside each other numerous times for Australia.

“Obviously I know John through football, and yes we-re good mates, but we-ve got to separate that now he-s my boss and I work for him,” Kewell said of his new coach.

“When I met John a while back, the enthusiasm that he showed to bring me here kind of nailed it straight away. As a player you like to hear the things he was saying and the things he was trying to achieve, and I want to be a part of that.”