Former Leeds United midfielder Lee Bowyer has joined up with his ex-teammate Harry Kewell at Watford to help coach the Hornets’ Under-21 side.

Bowyer, who won one England cap during his playing career, retired from football in 2012 and has spent his time in France running a carp fishing lake.

However, he attended the Under-21s’ defeat to Sheffield United at the start of last month and has now linked up with Watford to help coach the club’s youngsters.

Bowyer was in attendance this afternoon as the Golden Boys’ Under-21s defeated Leeds United 1-0 and, after that victory, the Hornets head of Academy Chris McGuane confirmed the 38-year-old is currently working as a guest of the club.

He said: “Lee is here as a guest coach at the minute. He has come in and worked with the players. He brings his experience of countless years of playing at the top level. He has great knowledge he can pass on and it is something we are monitoring at the minute as to whether we move forward with it or not.”

He added: “Harry knows him from his playing days. He’s got his coaching badges and is well known to us at the club. So we will see how it progresses and go from there.”

While Bowyer, who holds a Uefa B licence qualifcation, has admitted in the past he wants to coach younger players he doesn't know if he would like to go into management. 

In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said: "As a player, you’d get used to arriving at 9am and leaving by 1pm. As a coach, you’re there from 9am and might not get home till 11pm if you do a match. So be sure about it.

"At the same time, it would be a shame not to pass on the knowledge I’ve picked up through the years.

"I remember training with Alan Shearer when I first went to Newcastle, he kept shooting through the defender’s legs, and it kept scuffing into the bottom corner. I thought it was luck but after a month I realised it happened every day.

"He would pause for that split-second, see the defender stretch his legs out to block, then pull it back into the other corner. I’d love to teach things like that to kids. Coach kids first, then see if I want to be a manager."