Harry Kewell appointed head coach of Vanarama National League side Barnet… three months after ex-Liverpool and Australia star left League Two side Oldham
- Harry Kewell has agreed to manage Barnet in the Vanarama National League
- The 42-year-old Australian left Sky Bet League Two side Oldham in March
- The ex-Liverpool star will look to help the Bees rebuild after they finished 22nd
Former Leeds and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell has been appointed head coach of Barnet.
The 42-year-old Australian has agreed to drop down to the Vanarama National League with his contract length at the club not disclosed.
Kewell, who left Sky Bet League Two side Oldham in March, will look to help the Bees rebuild after they finished 22nd last season but remain in the division with relegation not in place for the 2020-21 campaign.
Former Leeds and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell has been appointed head coach of Barnet
The 42-year-old Australian left Sky Bet League Two side Oldham back in March
He said: ‘Barnet is a fantastic football club but we need to get the club back on the right path and get going back in the right direction.
‘The chairman (Tony Kleanthous) and myself have put a really exciting backroom team together, with the view of a collective unit being the driving force behind a successful future for the football club.
‘That starts with me as a head coach, but also with all of the staff, players and of course the supporters, we need to be a collective group with the ambition of bringing brighter days back to this incredible club.’
The former Liverpool star will look to help the Bees rebuild after they finished 22nd last season
Ex-Crawley and Notts County boss Kewell will be assisted at the Hive by former Wealdstone manager Dean Brennan, who has been appointed Head of Football.
Kleanthous added: ‘I am delighted to welcome two extremely talented people to the Hive London to spearhead a new era for the club.
‘I have full faith that we have a great set-up that will support the rebuild of the first team and take us forward into a successful 2021-22 campaign.
Kewell believes he and chairman Tony Kleanthous have put together an exciting backroom staff
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