Oldham have appointed former England and Blackburn midfielder David Dunn as their interim manager following the departure of Darren Kelly.
In seven Sky Bet League One games this season, Oldham have scored just six goals and are without a win since mid-August.
Coincidently, the side that beat Oldham, Peterborough, sacked their manager Dave Robertson earlier this week, which was the first managerial casualty in the Football League this season. The 36-year-old joined the Latics back in July, but will now be tasked with improving the club’s position following a poor start to the new term.
‘The board would like to place on record their thanks to Darren for his contribution to the development of the club during his tenure and wish him well for the future.
Former Carlisle and York defender Kelly, 36, was hired to his first senior managerial post in May as Oldham sprang a surprise with a left-field appointment.
Manager Darren Kelly was dismissed following the club’s 5-1 loss at home to Peterborough United yesterday, a second consecutive home defeat which stretches their winless run to six games.
Dunn, however, has not ruled out pulling on his boots throughout his time in the Boundary Park hotseat.
“What the board decide is up to them, but all the staff will keep giving everything and I don’t think our commitment can be questioned”, he said. Interestingly, with the club not accepting applications from the outside, it remains to be seen if Dunn or any other member of the staff will be promoted from within.