Oldham manager John Sheridan leaves by mutual consent

Date published: 25 September 2017

Following Oldham's poor start to the season with just four points from nine games, manager John Sheridan has left the club by mutual consent.

Having first managed Oldham from 2006-2009 and a six-month spell in charge in 2016, he returned in January following the sacking of Stephen Robinson, but won only 10 of his 33 games in charge. His final game in charge was Saturday's 5-1 thrashing by Rotherham United.

A statement on the Oldham website said the board had "not seen the progression we hoped with what was felt to be the nucleus of a good squad".

The statement read: "The board of directors would like to place on record their thanks to John for his contribution to the development of the club, not only during this tenure, but as both a player and manager previously,"

"His impact over the past two seasons in particular, when he has saved the club from near certain relegation on both occasions, will mean he is always guaranteed a warm welcome here by both the club and fans alike."

First-team coach Richie Wellens has been put in temporary charge.