"I'm ready to work"; Harry Kewell speaks after joining Ange Postecoglou at Celtic

By John McGinley

June 17, 2022

Harry Kewell has spoken about his appointment as a Celtic first-team coach, working directly under Ange Postecoglou.

Kewell is regarded as one of the greatest Australians to ever play the game and strengthens Celtic’s bond with the land down under.

More importantly, Postecoglou believes he can be a difference-maker at the club and really add something to the senior squad over the coming season.

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Kewell sounds similarly enthused by it all, telling the official website: “It is a massive honour to join Celtic and team up with Ange. He and his backroom team and the players have done brilliantly in their first year together, producing winning football in a great style. To turn things around and become Champions so quickly is a huge testament to Ange and everyone else at the club.

“The manager is synonymous with attacking, exciting football, something he delivered on last season and something I know Celtic fans have loved right across the generations. We will be aiming to give our fans more of the same going forward and I look forward to playing my part in bringing this to our supporters.

“Celtic is a club the whole world knows and admires and it will be a privilege to be part of such a fantastic footballing institution. I am well aware of the demands and responsibility which comes with the territory at such a massive club and this is something which excites me and I am sure everyone else lucky enough to be associated with Celtic.

“I can’t wait to join up with Ange, the coaching staff and players for the challenges ahead and hope to play my part in our future success. I’m ready to work and am really looking forward to getting started.”

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Kewell has played and won honours at the highest level and has years of coaching experience under his belt. Things may not have panned out how he liked as an outright manager, but this is a chance to learn from one of the best.

The former Socceroo will know better than anyone what is required to achieve things with Postecoglou. He’s buying all-in on the Celtic experience here. It won’t be half-hearted.

I reckon having this kind of character at Lennoxtown will be a benefit to the group as a whole. The move also is allowing Stephen McManus to create stronger links between the senior squad and the B team, which could pay off big down the line.

Welcome to the club Harry and let’s hope you can join in on even greater success and experiences in season two of the Postecoglou show at Celtic!

In other news, Ange Postecoglou explains Harry Kewell appointment and Celtic staff re-structure.