The “Wizard of Oz,” Harry Kewell, returns to service. At 41, the young Australian coach has been appointed head of Oldham Athletic. This team finished 19th in the last year of League Two (English D4). He takes over from Tunisian Dino Maamria, who only stayed in place for one season.
It will be the third experience of the former left-hander on the bench. His previous challenges, at Crawley United and Notts County, have not been very successful. He will try to do better this time around and follow in the footsteps of some of his former teammates, such as Steven Gerrard.
Kewell and Oldham in search of rebound
Kewell was, as a reminder, one of the big attractions of the Premier League at the beginning of the 2000s. He had made the heyday of Leeds United, before distinguishing himself with Liverpool. With the Reds, he played two C1 finals, including one victorious in 2005.
Oldham had its heyday in the early 1990s when the club made it to the League Cup final before performing for three seasons in English football’s top flight.