Harry Kewell can't wait to get started in senior management.
"I can't wait for pre-season," Kewell told the club's website.
"I am looking forward to working with the guys, getting to know them and hopefully helping them to become better players, which can only be good for the club's future progress.
"If they are brave and want to play, if they show passion and desire for the club then we will get along fine and I don't see any reason why that won't happen."
Kewell had previously been managing Watford's U21 side before taking over at Broadfield Stadium.