Former Leeds United winger Harry Kewell is set to join Celtic as part of their backroom team. Kewell has been out of work ever since he was sacked by Barnet after just four months in charge of the National League team. Head coach Ange Postecoglou revealed that he had initially decided against adding to his coaching team but decided to do so after clinching the Scottish Premiership title and League Cup in his first season in charge.

“The one thing Ange told me, and this has stuck with me, is go your own way,” new Celtic first-team coach Harry Kewell said. “Once you start listening to other people, you run into trouble.”

“I’ve had a lot of success but this is definitely the hardest challenge and the hardest year I’ve ever had,” Celtic head coach Ange Postecglou said. “I did an interview after the game and I couldn’t put into words exactly what was the strongest emotion. I think looking back now and the way we finished off in the last game, I think there was a part of me that said, ‘no, I don’t want this to be the full stop’. This season was about building the first foundation of a team that I hope will be competing and be successful in the Premiership for the next few years.”

“My role is to make us better next year, we need to be better. It’s the same in the Champions League, our role is to get there and make an impact,” he added. “It’s not just about making an impact next year, it’s about building a team that will continually make an impact and that takes time. We’ve had a process, we’ve had success in the transfer market without massive spending. That’s the club we are and that’s the area I want us to continue to grow in and that’s what we’ll do.”

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