Following a dismal stint at League Two club Oldham Athletic, Harry Kewell has secured the top job at National League (English 5th tier) side Barnet FC.
Barnet have proclaimed the managerial appointment of Kewell and his assistant Dean Brennan, who has managed within the lower tiers of England as a “new era” with Kewell undertaking his fourth head coaching role since taking over Crawley Town in 2017.
Kewell was unceremoniously sacked by League Two side Oldham Athletic in March of this year.
Regarded as one of Australia’s greatest ever footballers, Kewell has had a tough start into life in management within England after a relatively successful stint with the Watford youth side following his retirement.
“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 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” Kewell said.
Barnet FC Chairman Tony Kleanthous expressed his delight at the appointment of Harry and his assistant.
“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.”
Barnet finished 22nd in last year’s National League campaign, with the fixtures for the 2021-22 season yet to be announced.
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