Report: Harry Kewell to join Ange Postecoglou's Celtic staff

By John McGinley

June 10, 2022

Socceroos legend Harry Kewell is set to join Celtic as a member of Ange Postecoglou’s backroom staff, Sky Sports has reported.

The broadcaster believes that he’ll become a first-team coach at Lennoxtown, alongside the current team of John Kennedy, Stephen McManus, Gavin Strachan and Stevie Woods.

It’s unclear whether an exit will occur or whether Postecoglou will simply have more staff members to call upon. Kennedy and Strachan have both been linked with management opportunities in the past but are valued by the Bhoys boss. Either way, it’s an exciting development.

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Kewell won 52 caps for Australia and had a distinguished playing career at club level, featuring for Leeds United, Liverpool and Galatasaray amongst others.

He’s been in coaching since 2015, working at Watford U23s before management spells at Crawley Town, Notts County, Oldham Athletic and Barnet.

A number of appointments have been made to the Celtic staff over the last 12 months, including Anton McElhone to the sports science department, Stuart McLaren as U18s manager and Mark Lawwell as head of first-team recruitment.

If Kewell is the man Postecoglou wants working with the first team there must be a good reason for it and I’m very interested to hear him speak on the subject.

Celtic are certainly ramping up the summer activity, having today confirmed the arrival of Cameron Carter-Vickers and reports suggesting that an Argentinian left-back could arrive in Glasgow over the coming days.

It’s very promising stuff as the Bhoys boss prepares for a massive second season in charge.

In other news, Report: The fee Celtic paid for Cameron Carter-Vickers.