HARRY Kewell knows he needs positive results sooner rather than later but insists his relationship with Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam is a good one.

Latics sit bottom of the Football League after just one point from their opening five League Two games.

When he replaced Dino Maamria in August, Kewell was the eighth managerial appointment by Lemsagam since he took over the club in January 2018.

At the start of last season Laurent Banide lasted just 11 games at the helm but the current head coach says he is in regular, positive dialogue with the owner.

“I speak to Abdallah two or three times a day,” Kewell said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bolton.

“I give him information about the team, he just wants to know how the team is looking and things like that.

“We get on very well. He’s a passionate person and he’s hurting at the moment.

“He wants nothing more than to see his club up there challenging where he believes they should be.

“It’s my job to deliver that. I working tirelessly and trying to get that club to where he wants it to be.”

Kewell insists he needs time to bed in a new team and style of play but knows that both for his own future and the club as a whole, results are needed quickly.

“I’m not silly, this is a game where you need points,” said the Australian, whose previous job at Notts County lasted just 72 days.

“I knew that from the outset. I didn’t get off to a great start with Crawley but Crawley stuck with me and I got them where they wanted to be and started to build.

“This is a new team. I started off with eight players. There’s a new system, new ideas, new coaching staff, everything is new.

“Unfortunately it does take time. I love this job, the people are fantastic and everybody wants this club to go forward but unfortunately we’re going to have to go through the bad stages to get to the good times.

“It does take time and if you get the opportunity you get the opportunity and if you don’t then you take it like a man.”

A poll from fans’ group Push The Boundary revealed that nearly 90 per cent of supporters feel that Lemsagam is not the right man to take the club forward.

A poor start to the season has compounded the feeling of unease among the Latics fanbase but Kewell is calling for a more positive outlook to help turn things around.

“It’s not the first time someone has said something negative about me as a player or a manager,” he said.

“It’s part of football. We’ve created an environment where everyone is allowed an opinion.

“When I first started out in football it was the back pages of the newspaper and it was only good stuff because you had to play very well to get on the back pages.

“Nowadays everyone is allowed their opinion and unfortunately there are a lot of Oldham fans out there who are hurt.

“They are not just hurt because of the last five games, they are hurt because of the last 30 years.

“It’s a tough job but if you want to move forward you’re going to have to change.

“Even then people will have to change their attitudes because negativity doesn’t breed positivity, it just keeps bringing people down.

“You have to be positive. This is your club. Where do you want to see them? Up the top, so you’re going to have to be positive.

“I love the job, I want to have success, I’m a winner, and I love it. It will take time but I know I can’t change it overnight.”