Kewell appointed coach of UK side Barnet

Kewell appointed coach of UK side Barnet

Former Socceroo Harry Kewell has been appointed head coach of Barnet, who play in English soccer's fifth tier.

The 42-year-old, who won 58 caps for Australia and played at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, has agreed to drop down to the Vanarama National League.

His contract length at the club, which dropped out of the Football League in 2018, has not been disclosed.


Kewell, who left League Two side Oldham in March, will look to help the Bees rebuild after they finished 22nd last season.

They remain in the division, the highest below the full-time professional league system, with relegation not in place for the 2020-21 campaign.

“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,” former Leeds and Liverpool forward Kewell said.

“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.

“That starts with me as a head coach, but … we need to be a collective group with the ambition of bringing brighter days back to this incredible club.”


Ex-Crawley and Notts County boss Kewell will be assisted at the Hive by former Wealdstone manager Dean Brennan.

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