Notts County appoint Harry Kewell as new manager as part of club restructure

Harry Kewell has been appointed as the new manager of Notts County

Notts County have appointed Harry Kewell as the new manager as part of a restructure at Meadow Lane.

On Sunday (August 25), Notts announced Kevin Nolan ‘parted company’ with the club after five league games where the Magpies picked up one point and currently sit bottom of League 2 in 24th place.

But Harry Kewell has now been appointed as the new manager and joins from Crawley Town having steered the Reds to 14th in League 2 last season, his first full season as a first-team manager.

He brings with him his assistant manager, Warren Feeney, with a technical director to be announced as part of the restructure.

Kewell’s first game in the dugout will be away at Grimsby Town in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday (September 4).

Notts County owner and chairman Alan Hardy said: “Having now worked in football for a significant period of time I have had the opportunity to learn from other clubs what good looks like.

“I have therefore decided to appoint a technical director, who will set the club’s overall footballing philosophy and be on hand to support and mentor the manager as required.

“Harry will, however, be solely responsible for our first-team squad, having the final say on transfers, tactics and team selection.

“He has enjoyed an excellent start to his managerial career and I am hugely impressed with his knowledge and attention to detail.

“I thoroughly enjoyed our discussions about the role and have been left with no doubt that he has a fierce ambition to succeed and a real enthusiasm to work for Notts County.”

As part of the restructure Darren Fletcher will be standing down from his role as vice-chairman.

Hardy said: “Darren and I have come to a very amicable agreement that it would be best to part ways.

“He will remain a close personal friend of mine and I thank him for the tireless effort and support he gave to me.”

Mark Crossley and academy manager Jon Goodman will take charge of the first team against Forest Green Rovers tomorrow (Saturday September 1) with Steve Chettle attending a family wedding.

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