Liverpool Champions League winner Harry Kewell has been named the new National League head coach Barnet.
Kewell has been out of the management since his dismissal by Oldham Athletic in March, although he had by then guided the club to a higher position than his previous campaign.
The former Reds winger – who took part in the 2005 Champions League final victory and FA Cup triumph the following season – will work alongside football chief Dean Brennan on the London side.
Barnet finished near the bottom of the National League last season but has been spared the fall as promotion and relegation were removed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Barnet are a fantastic football club but we have to get the club back on track and get back in the right direction,” said Kewell, who has also been boss of Crawley Town and Notts County.
“The President and I have built a truly exciting behind-the-scenes team, with the idea that a collective unity will be the driving force behind a prosperous future for the football club.
“It starts with me as the head coach, but also with all the staff, the players and of course the supporters, we have to be a collective group with the ambition to bring back better days to this incredible club.
“There is a lot of hard work to be done to put us in the right direction and I can’t wait to get started! “
Kewell scored 16 goals in 138 appearances while staying at Liverpool between 2003 and 2008.