Harry Kewell, a former Leeds and Liverpool winger, has been hired as Barnet’s manager.

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Harry Kewell, a former Leeds and Liverpool winger, has been hired as Barnet’s manager.

Harry Kewell, a former Leeds and Liverpool winger, has been named Barnet’s new head coach.

The 42-year-old has committed to play in the Vanarama National League, with the length of his deal with the club remaining undisclosed.

Kewell, who left Sky Bet League Two side Oldham Athletic in March, will attempt to assist the Bees rebuild after finishing 22nd last season but avoiding relegation for the 2020-21 season.

“Barnet is a magnificent football club, but we need to get the club back on track and moving in the correct direction,” he stated.

“The chairman (Tony Kleanthous) and I have put together a tremendously exciting backroom team with the goal of a collective unit being the driving force behind the football club’s successful future.

“That starts with me as the head coach, but it also includes all of the staff, players, and, of course, the fans; we need to work together to bring brighter days back to this magnificent club.”

Former Wealdstone manager Dean Brennan, who has been appointed Head of Football, will aid ex-Crawley and Notts County boss Kewell at the Hive.

“I am thrilled to welcome two exceptionally outstanding people to the Hive London to launch a new chapter for the club,” Kleanthous said. I am certain that we have a solid set-up in place to help the first team’s rebuild and propel us ahead into a successful 2021-22 season.”

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