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23 June 2016

Oldham are yet to appoint a new manager ahead of the 16/17 season

Name: Oldham Athletic Association Football Club
Founded: 1895
Stadium: Boundary Park
Capacity: 13, 309
Last season: 17th in League One

Oldham Athletic remain without a first-team manager, as the start of the 2016/17 season in August draws ever closer.

The Latics, who finished 17th in the third-tier last term, lost their former manager John Sheridan to Notts County in May, and are yet to decide on an ideal replacement to take the Greater Manchester outfit forward in the long-run.

Sheridan, a club stalwart at Oldham, having served the side both as a player and a manager at different points in his career, departed after just five-months back at Athletic.

He managed to preserve Oldham’s status within League One, guiding them to a lower mid-table finish come the conclusion of the last campaign after initially joining from Newport County in January.

But he later accepted the managerial position at League Two side Notts County, a decision which subsequently means Oldham will need to make an appointment in the near future.

Next season will mark 13 consecutive years in League One, and the club will be hoping for better under a new manager, whoever that may be, rather than having to endure relegation worries similar to that of last season.

Off the pitch, a recent winding-up order against the club has been dismissed, meaning that footballing matters can be at the forefront of players’ and fans minds alike.

This summer, eight first-team players left the Latics on free-transfers, so it will be a period of transition at Boundary Park in the coming weeks, prior to Saturday 6th August.

Fleetwood Town will host Oldham Athletic on New Year’s Eve at Highbury, before the return League One fixture against their Latics counterparts on Saturday 1st April 2017.

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