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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Started on 28 October 2023 by Feliks
Latest Reply on 29 June 2024 by Tero07
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

December 17th 2015:
”“The one thing Ange told me, and this has stuck with me, is go your own way. Once you start listening to other people, you run into trouble.

Me, I want to do it my way. It may work — it may not. Am I going to be a great manager? I don’t know.”

March 21st 2022:
"I don’t like to complain – you know me – but again I feel like I’ve been harshly done by. Not by players, not by people who know the game, but by people that don’t know the game but have the ear of certain people, especially in my last couple of clubs. It is ridiculous."

August 18th 2022:
"I received the message from the manager (Ange) around about the Thursday or Friday. And within that message that he sent me was enough for me to forget about what I have been doing it and come and learn off one of the best. I thought it was too good of an opportunity to pass by.

And since I’ve been up there, it’s been fantastic – I’ve learned so much from him already. And I just want to take all that information and build on that and hopefully become a better coach.”

March 27th 2023:
"Mark Schwarzer: How’s the hunger to go back into management?

Harry Kewell: I’m starving. Absolutely starving."
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Harry Kewell

Fact File
Date of birth: 22 September 1978
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
Nationality: Australian (58 caps)
Playing Career
Years Team Apps Goals
1996-2003 Leeds United 181 45
2003-2008 Liverpool 93 12
2008-2011 Galatasaray SK 63 22
2011-2012 Melbourne Victory 25 8
2012-2013 Al-Gharafa SC 3 1
2013-2014 Melbourne Heart 16 2
Managerial Career
Years Team Pl W D L Win%
2017-2018 Crawley Town 57 18 12 27 31.6
2018 Notts County 14 3 4 7 21.4
2020-2021 Oldham Athletic 41 17 6 18 41.5
2021 Barnet 7 0 2 5 0.0
as player
OFC Nations Cup (2004)
FA Youth Cup (1997)
UEFA Champions League (2005); FA Cup (2006)
Turkish Super Cup (2008)
as manager
as player
Oceania Player of the Year (1999, 2001, 2003)
PFA Young Player of the Year (2000); PFA Team of the Year (2000)
A-League Team of the Year (2012)
as manager
Current Club


Kewell steps down in latest Celtic backroom shuffle

3 September 2023

Harry Kewell has resigned from his role as Celtic first-team coach, after 18 months with the Scottish champions and 10 weeks under the returning Brendan Rodgers.

The 45 year old was brought in by Ange Postecoglou, now Tottenham Hotspur manager, after Postecoglou saw similarities with Kewell’s post-playing career and his own journey to the top echelon of football management.

Kewell’s last managerial appointment was in 2021, when he was sacked by National League side Barnet after a winless seven games at the helm. Kewell also had failed stints at Notts County and Oldham Athletic after a promising start to his career with Crawley Town.
Hopefully you might understand when I wish Kewell all the worst in his future endeavours :))

'Apparently I am not ready yet for the A-League’

11 October 2023

Socceroos icon Harry Kewell says he would definitely consider a coaching role in Australia and has no regrets over the start to his life in management.

Speaking to former international colleague Mark Schwarzer, Kewell admitted he is still baffled by the decision of Notts County to sack him in November 2018, but reflected on what he learnt about the role of a manager during his stints with the historic club, who he joined from Crawley Town.

Kewell said he has not had any interest from back home about current A-League vacancies, but is ready should the right opportunity arise.

“I read an article (that said) apparently I am not ready yet for the A-League,” Kewell said.

“(It said) I haven’t got (enough) experience, but I have just seen Grant Brebner been given the Melbourne Victory job and some other young coach been given a job (Carl Veart has just been appointed Adelaide United interim coach) …

“So I am surprised at that.

"At the end of the day, if people want you, they’ll make a phone call and get in contact with you. So, people can write all they like but I have had no offers, or interest, so I cannot really give you an answer to that.”

But if there is a phone call?

“Of course, (but) you would have to make sure everything is right, first and foremost.

“If that was right, I think it is a fantastic league, a unique league.
A story with HK as the main character gets a big "BOOOOOOO" from me, but a Feliks story also gets a big "WAHEY!" as well. As long as it gets mentioned that Mark Viduka was the better player, I'll be okay ;) lol. In all seriousness, I'm not surprised in his managerial struggles irl, but credit to him for sticking at it.

Kewell linked with Partick Thistle job

5 November 2023

Ex-Celtic coach Harry Kewell is reportedly on the shortlist for the vacant Partick Thistle role, according to the Daily Record.

Glasgow’s third team were considered amongst the leading favourites for the Scottish Championship title in pre-season but find themselves in 7th, with just four wins in the first 14 games of the season.

Kewell, who resigned from the Celtic backroom in September, is viewed as an ideal candidate for Partick having worked under Ange Postecoglou during the Bhoys’ historic treble-winning season.

His last role in management was a very short stint at National League side Barnet in 2021 where he went winless in seven matches at the helm.

ALM clubs start swinging axes

10 January 2024

A number of A-League managers will be sweating over their futures, after two sackings in a matter of hours and at least three other clubs weighing up their options currently.

Adelaide United announced that Carl Veart would not be continuing as first team manager yesterday afternoon at 2pm local time, before Western United announced the sacking of John Aloisi - who had led them to a championship title just 18 months ago - later that evening.

The moves could continue to cause a domino effect across the league as clubs assess their progress roughly halfway through the season.

John’s older brother Ross Aloisi (Brisbane Roar), Mile Sterjovski (Macarthur FC) and Tony Popovic (Melbourne Victory) are all believed to be in precarious positions in their current clubs, also languishing outside the finals spots along with Adelaide and Western United.
There'll be a few on the merry-go-round! Perfect for someone with fresh ideas to come in somewhere.
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