Oldham Athletic statement on Dickov departure

Paul Dickov. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

After yesterday's defeat to Walsall, Paul Dickov has decided that for the good of Oldham Athletic Football Club, it is best that he steps aside. Following the memorable wins against Nottingham Forest and Liverpool, when the squad proved what they were capable of, Paul had hoped these would be the catalyst to improved results in npower League One, but this has proved not to be the case. He has been disappointed at the level of commitment and performances and feels that a change is needed if the club is to survive in League One.In nearly three years, Paul has shown his tremendous potential as a manager and the board of directors would like to express their appreciation for his commitment, both to the club and the fans. Everyone at the club wishes Paul and his family all the best for the future.