Harry Kewell is looking forward to joining Ange Postecoglou's backroom team at Celtic, reckoning it was a "no-brainer" to learn from his fellow Australian at the Scottish champions.
Kewell, the former Liverpool and Leeds forward who's still considered in many quarters as Australia's finest-ever player, has been brought in as first-team coach at Parkhead by manager Postecoglou.
It is his first job back in football since being sacked as Barnet manager last September.
The 43-year-old is relishing the chance work under Postecoglou, who guided the Hoops to the Scottish Premiership title in his first year in charge last season.
Kewell told Celtic TV: "I was actually going for another interview for another job, and I thought it went really well, and I was looking forward to the call back.
"And in between that time, I got a call from the manager (Postecoglou), and the way he spoke to me, the way he presented the job, I said, 'yes' straight away.
"I didn't even worry about the next part because I felt it was the opportunity for me to learn from not only an Australian manager, but a great manager.
"He spoke very positively about how he's been monitoring me for a while, and I never knew that, so when he did speak to me about the ideas of what I can bring to the team, it was a no-brainer."
Kewell, who earned 58 caps for Australia, has also had spells in charge of Crawley, Notts County and Oldham.
"I'm kind of blown away. I haven't been at a huge club for a while now, so this is all kind of new to me and it's nervous to come into such a huge club like this," said Kewell.
"I have strong ambitions, but I'm not going to go straight in there and go this, this and this - that's not me. I want to learn."
Australian Associated Press
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