HARRY Kewell believes new assistant head coach Alan Maybury will bring “something different” to Oldham Athletic.

The Latics’ new head coach has moved quickly to appoint his number two, who he worked alongside at Crawley.

The duo were also team-mates at Leeds United in the 1990s, before Maybury’s playing career, which spanned 20 years, took him to Hearts, Leicester City, Aberdeen and Colchester.

Maybury was also capped 10 times for the Republic of Ireland between 1998 and 2005.

After hanging up his boots in 2015, the former full back moved into coaching, taking up roles with Hibernian, Falkirk and St Johnstone, as well as his spell at Crawley with Kewell.

Of his appointment, Kewell said: “I've been looking to bring something different in and worked well with Alan previously at Crawley for a couple of months.

"I loved what I saw back then and he likes to focus on the defensive side of my team. He's got great experience, he's played at the top level and worked in coaching for a number of years."

He added: "He's very determined, opinionated and that's what I need, someone to challenge me. So overall, he'll be another great addition to this club and we've had a good first week working together again."