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​Liverpool legend Fowler has Premier League management ambitions

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has ambitions of managing in the Premier League and believes his current role at Brisbane Roar is ideal preparation.

Fowler, the sixth highest goalscorer in Liverpool's history, is enjoying life in Australia but has set his sights on a return to England in the future alongside his assistant coach, former Everton midfielder Tony Grant.

"I want to manage in the Premier League and I want Tony to come with me as part of my team in the Premier League," Fowler told Sky Sports News.

"I don't think I can be any broader than that."

He added: "I've got massive aspirations of getting where I believe I will get to. I'm going to do everything I can to get there.

"It starts here, it really does. We know there's a big world out there, there's lot of opportunities and we're ready to take them."

Fowler says he has faced a backlash in Australia as a foreign coach but is determined to prove his doubters wrong.

"It's been tough because of where we were last year and maybe the expectation levels… certainly over here because obviously we're British," he said.

"We get the impression that there's a little bit of an anti-British [feeling] over here and I think people want us to fail.

"But it drives us on that little bit more to be that little bit more successful because we want to go further."

Fowler is keen to reach the pinnacle of coaching but when asked if that meant taking charge of England one day, he said: "I'd settle for Liverpool first!

"But obviously I want Jurgen [Klopp] to stay there forever because he's brilliant."

Ian Ferris
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