Former Liverpool player Harry Kewel has been appointed as new manager for Oldham Athletic. Kewell who is 41 year-old replaces Dino Maamria, who was sacked last week Friday.
Kewell has previously managed in League Two with Crawley Town and Notts County but was sacked by the Magpies in November 2018 after just 10 weeks.
“The one thing I think this club does need is stability and if we can get that then we can start to grow things,” said the ex-Australia international.
“We’ve got to get back to the basics and we’re having a ‘clean slate’ here now.
“I think the fans, myself, the owner, everybody wants to start seeing this club progress because we all believe that there’s big potential.”
He is Oldham’s seventh different boss since Abdallah Lemsagam became owner in 2018.
Kewell, who won the Champions League as a player with Liverpool in 2005 and played in two World Cups for Australia, has been handed a third chance in fourth-tier management by the Latics.
He led Crawley to 14th place in League Two in his first season as a head coach in 2017-18 but left for Notts County early the following campaign for a reign that lasted just 14 games.
Kewell scored a goal against Croatia which took Australia through to the knockout stages of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Australian national team’s second World Cup. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Professional Footballers’ Association.
Oldham finished 19th in League Two in 2019-20, with the final table decided on a points-per-game basis after the season was curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.