Glory's Keogh named as Inglewood coach

Andy Keogh Source: AAP

Ex-Ireland international Andy Keogh will miss his first game as Inglewood United head coach while he plays for Perth Glory in the semi-final against Sydney FC.

Keogh has been named as the new head coach of National Premier Leagues club Inglewood United following the departure of Taki Nicolaidis earlier this month.

Inglewood currently sit in fifth spot with four wins and four draws from their first 10 games.

The club has set its sights on winning silverware this season, and Keogh has been handed the responsibility of guiding them there.

Keogh, who has been appointed head coach for the rest of the season, has been an assistant at Inglewood for almost a year.

But he'll miss Saturday's game against Cockburn City while he's tied up with something far more important - Glory's semi-final showdown with Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium.

Keogh's arrival to the coaching seat will be further delayed if Glory win their way through to the grand final.

The star striker will play on with Perth Glory next season, but it's unclear whether he'll remain head coach of Inglewood beyond this year.

The 30-year-old looms as a key figure against Sydney FC.

Keogh has scored 12 goals this season, forming a potent partnership with fellow attacking options Diego Castro and Adam Taggart.

Source AAP