Barnet appoint Harry Kewell and Dean Brennan


Harry Kewell has been named the new head coach of Barnet, while former Wealdstone boss Dean Brennan has been brought in to oversee off-field football matters.

A statement on the Bees’ website reads: “Barnet Football Club are delighted to announce its new backroom and coaching team, following the appointments of Dean Brennan as our new Head of Football and Harry Kewell as the Bees new First Team Head Coach.

“With his ambition to succeed and build something at The Hive London, Kewell was seen as a great option to help take the Bees into the 2021-22 campaign and beyond. Coupled with his fantastic knowledge of players who would be available within the EFL and his clear credentials as an exciting young coach, it is hoped that the Australian will be the man to bring the Club success going forward.”

As a player, Kewell won the Champions League with Liverpool and has since gone on to manage Crawley, Notts County and Oldham.

Speaking after his appointment, the Australian 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 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. There’s plenty of hard work to do to get us going in the right direction and I can’t wait to get started.”

Meanwhile Brennan has been brought in to deal with off-field issues, including player recruitment, performance, analysis, logistics and youth teams.

He said: “It’s very important to get a togetherness, we want to bring success back to the football club but that has to start with honest hard work. We need to bring everyone together,…

Source : times

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