On this day 1989: Latics fans make a plea

A message shown on Oldham Athletic's scoreboard encourages manager Joe Royle to stay. Credit: PA

Joe Royle's success at Oldham Athletic got heads turning across the country in the late 1980s, with Manchester City showing interest in the Latics manager. Fans and officials rallied in order to keep their boss, with ultimate success, as Royle decided to stay at Boundary Park.

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