Contract talks on hold for players and head coach at Oldham Athletic

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 02 May 2019

Oldham Athletic’s potential rebuilding job is on hold after it was announced players and even the head coach will have to wait until after the last game of the season to find out if they’re going to be offered a new deal.

A whole host of players are out of contract at the end of the current campaign at Boundary Park with a few already making headlines elsewhere about possible moves away from the club.

Included in that is popular midfielder Dan Gardner who, Oldham Evening Chronicle understands, is expected to sign a deal at National League side Chesterfield.

Along with the players who are having to wait to find out if they’ll be offered the chance to stay, head coach Pete Wild is also expected to hold talks with Latics’ owner about his position at the club.

Wild signed a deal until the end of the season to look after the first team after Paul Scholes quit as manager back in March.

However, he told Oldham Evening Chronicle he’s agreed with Abdallah Lemsagam to not discuss his future until after the visit of Northampton Town on Saturday (4th May).

“Me and the owner have agreed that we’ll sit down after the last game, we’ll discuss what that means and we’ll discuss the way forward and take it from there. That suits me, that suits him so that’s fantastic.”

It’s expected to be a busy summer at Boundary Park with players leaving and new ones coming into the club prior to the start of the new campaign.


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