John Sheridan has left his position as Oldham manager after a shocking start to the League One campaign.
The Latics sit at the foot of the table after losing seven of their opening nine games, the latest defeat coming in the form of a 5-1 hammering at Rotherham on Saturday.
Sheridan, who was in his third spell in charge at Boundary Park, said after the loss at Rotherham that he expected his position to come under scrutiny and he exits by mutual consent.
A statement on the club's official website read:
Oldham Athletic (2004) AFC Limited can confirm that first-team manager, John Sheridan, has left the club by mutual consent.
"The board of directors would like to place on record their thanks to John for his contribution to the development of the club, not only during this tenure, but as both a player and manager previously.
"His impact over the past two seasons in particular, when he has saved the club from near certain relegation on both occasions, will mean he is always guaranteed a warm welcome here by both the club and fans alike.
"This season, however, has not seen the progression we hoped with what was felt to be the nucleus of a good squad, and results, performances and league position have been hugely disappointing.
"Therefore following discussions with John, this decision has been made in the best interests of the club. We wish John well for the future."
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An Oldham Athletic footballer has denied committing a string of child sex offences against a 14-year-old girl.
Jack Tuohy, 19, pleaded not guilty at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court to five offences alleged to have been committed last October.
He faces two allegations of engaging in sexual activity with a child, two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of meeting with a child following sexual grooming.
Tuohy, of Lower Dingle, Oldham, will face a four-day trial at the same court on February 20 next year.
The midfielder was suspended by the Sky Bet League One club after he was charged with the offences.
He was granted bail by Judge Mark Savill on condition that he does not contact prosecution witnesses.
The Club have named David Dunn as their permanent first team manager.
“Everyone at the club has been very impressed with the way David has gone about his business since taking over the reins on an interim basis.
“His dedication, hard work and exacting standards have already had a positive effect on the club and the way he has approached the role has made it impossible for us not to give him his chance.
“We believe his ambition, skills and positive influence will be pivotal to the club's progression."
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The 36 year old from Northern Ireland is urging togetherness at the club after a troubled year.
The Latics attracted unwanted publicity after trying to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans, while their new manager received death threats within days of starting the job.
But they're ready to start this season with a clean slate and in a new-look stadium.
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