Richie Wellens wants Oldham Athletic job

Date published: 03 October 2017

Oldham Athletic interim manager Richie Wellens has told BBC Radio 5 Live he would like to be given the manager's job on a full-time basis.

Wellens, 37, was put in temporary charge of the Latics after John Sheridan left on 25 September.

When asked by BBC Radio 5 Live if he wanted the job, Wellens answered: "I have said yes. I do not want to be out of the game, I want to be at the club. I belong in a football environment, it has been my life."

Wellens, who retired as a player last season, added: "This club has been in League One for 21 years. The last time we got in the play-offs was when I was a player.

"Each year we fight relegation, we defend our box, we kick it out, we nick a goal, we hold on and stay up. When I was at Doncaster, people used to call us the Arsenal of the north. I want to try and get something like that here.

"Let us see if this club in the next two or three years can get into the Championship."

Latics have won their two games under Wellen's stewardship to date.