Socceroo Kewell May Stay In Melbourne

Soccer star Harry Kewell believes the chances are good he will remain with the Melbourne Victory.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

Australian international soccer player Harry Kewell wants to remain with the Melbourne Victory in the A-League next season.

Kewell spent the first part of 2011 with Galatasaray in Turkey, having played there since 2008, and returned to Australia to play with the Victory in August last year. He signed a three year deal with an opt-out clause after the first, something he is currently looking at.

The Victory suffered a very average season, finishing eighth with just six wins from 27 appearances. Manager Mehmet Durakovic was sacked in January and replaced by Jim Magilton on an interim basis.

Without a manager and with a new A-League team arriving in Kewell’s western Sydney hometown, rumours have surfaced that the 33-year-old could be on the move.

However, Kewell told Fox Sports that he would remain in Melbourne in the club makes changes to improve on their ghastly 2011-12 season.

"There's a lot of things that need to be done. I still need to know what exactly is happening at Melbourne," Kewell said.

"I need to know who they are appointing, what players are going, what players are coming in … we don't know nothing yet."

"There's a lot of things that Melbourne need to sort out but if they get it right, I'm more than happy to come back because I do enjoy playing for Melbourne."

Kewell admitted there would be temptation in returning to Sydney and did say he one day wants to come home.

Kewell also added that despite his age he felt like he should remain with the Socceroos as they fight over the next year for a spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.