Wild, Priest and Clarke all linked with Oldham manager’s job

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 18 March 2019

But while some experienced managers are on the list, Latics owner Abdallah Lemsagam might not have to look too far for his replacement in the dugout.

For the second time this season, academy manager and Oldham Athletic fan Pete Wild has been handed the reins in a care-taker role, however bookies are offering him as third favourite to take over fulltime at Boundary Park.

Ahead of him in the pecking order is Paul Scholes’ assistant manager Mick Priest with current club captain Peter Clarke down as fourth favourite.

Athletic will bid to secure their first league win since October 23 tomorrow at Boundary Park

However ahead of all according to the bookies is current Stevenage manager Dino Maamria, who has moved out to favourite despite meaning Oldham would have to pay compensation to secure his services and force the move from Broadhall Way.

Currently Stevenage sit five places above Latics in the League Two table.

Other names being linked with the job at Boundary Park include John Askey despite him taking over at Port Vale about six weeks ago.

Former Bradford City boss David Hopkins is another one thought to be in the frame along with Paul Hurst, Russell Slade and former Peterborough United manager Steve Evans.