Liverpool’s Champions League winner has been appointed as the next manager of National League strugglers.

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Liverpool’s Champions League winner has been appointed as the next manager of National League strugglers.

Harry Kewell, a Liverpool Champions League winner, has been chosen the next head coach of Barnet in the National League.

Kewell has been out of management since being fired by Oldham Athletic in March, despite leading the team to a higher position than the previous season.

The former Reds winger, who played in the 2005 Champions League final and the FA Cup victory the following season, will join the London side alongside head of football Dean Brennan.

Last season, Barnet finished second to last in the National League, but were spared relegation since promotion and relegation were abolished owing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kewell, who has also managed Crawley Town and Notts County, said: “Barnet is a terrific football club, but we need to get the club back on track and moving in the correct direction.”

“The chairman and I have put together an enthralling backroom team, with the goal of a cohesive unit being the driving factor behind the club’s future success.

“That starts with me as the head coach, but it extends to all of the staff, players, and, of course, the fans. We must work together to bring brighter days back to this magnificent club.

“We have a lot of hard work ahead of us to get us on the right track, and I can’t wait to get started!”

During an injury-plagued stint at Liverpool from 2003 to 2008, Kewell scored 16 goals in 138 games.

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