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Harry Kewell handed managerial reins at Oldham Athletic

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Oldham Athletic have appointed the former Australia international Harry Kewell as their new manager. The League Two club parted ways with Dino Maamria on Friday.

Kewell, who has had jobs at Crawley Town and Notts County since the beginning of his managerial career, arrives at Boundary Park on a one-year contract, with an option to extend.

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“I’m excited about the project and don’t get me wrong it’s going to take time,” said Kewell. “Because the one thing I think this club does need is stability and if we can get that, then we can start to grow things.” He is the seventh manager for the Latics since Abdallah Lemsagam became owner in 2018.

Harry Kewell standing in front of a crowd: Harry Kewell, pictured paying a trip to a Galatasaray home game last November. © Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Harry Kewell, pictured paying a trip to a Galatasaray home game last November.

Oldham finished 19th in League Two last season under Maamria, who lasted 10 months in the job.

Kewell added: “We’ve got to get back to the basics and we’re having a ‘clean slate’ here now and I think the fans, myself, the owner, everybody wants to start seeing this club progress because we all believe that’s there’s a big potential.”


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