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Oldham Athletic announce new manager

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."

– Chairman Simon Corney

Oldham's manager calls for togetherness as the club looks to move forward after a troubled year

Oldham Athletic's manager Darren Kelly says he's delighted with the way his first pre season at the League One side is going.

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.

As David Chisnall reports.



Former Liverpool and Oldham Athletic player dies

Wayne Harrison, who retired in 1991 due to a series of injuries

Former Liverpool and Oldham Athletic footballer Wayne Harrison has died, following pancreatic problems.

46-year-old Harrison was described by Liverpool as the world's most expensive teenager when the striker signed from Oldham Athletic for £250,000 in 1985.

A Liverpool FC spokesman said Harrison, who was from Stockport, died in hospital on Christmas Day.

Liverpool will pay tribute to Harrison at a home game.

Lee Johnson named as new Oldham manager

Relegation-threatened Oldham have announced the appointment of rookie manager Lee Johnson as their new boss.

Johnson fought off competition from 120 applicants to land the role after impressing chairman Simon Corney.

Lee Johnson Credit: Press Association

He takes over from Paul Dickov, who departed last month, and inherits a side who currently lie 21st in the npower League One table. He will be in the dugout for Tuesday night's crucial game against fellow strugglers Hartlepool.

The 31-year-old, the son of Yeovil boss Gary Johnson, becomes the youngest manager in the Football League, with the Boundary Park job his first managerial role after a playing career with Yeovil, Bristol City and Kilmarnock.

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