Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says his lack of managerial experience ‘doesn’t matter’ after being appointed as the new boss of Brisbane Roar.
The 44-year-old – who won 26 caps for England – has signed a two-year contract with the Australian club.
Fowler, who scored 183 goals in 369 matches for the English Premier League giants, retired from playing in 2012.
He said: ‘I’m really looking forward to the challenge and am determined to bring success to a club that has such a proud history in the Hyundai A-League.
‘I’m really keen to get started and make a difference.
‘Just because I’m not as experienced as some of them, doesn’t mean I’m going to do as bad a job.
“You could have Jurgen Klopp here, you could have Pep Guardiola, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to be great managing Brisbane.’
— Brisbane Roar (@brisbaneroar) April 23, 2019
Fowler, 44, was briefly player-coach of Thai club Muangthong United before hanging up his boots.
Apart from that he has no other senior coaching experience.
Fowler was selected from a field of about 100 candidates for the full-time position.
His first challenge will be rebuilding a squad which has endured an awful 2018-19 season.
With just one match remaining, the Roar are second last having won just four of 26 matches this season in Australia.