The official Oldham Athletic website has announced the following statement:
Oldham Athletic can confirm that the club have appointed Laurent Banide as Head Coach on a one-year-deal.
The 51-year-old has managerial experience abroad which includes stints at AS Monaco, Al Nasr and Al-Orobah FC.
Most recently, Banide was in charge at Umm Salal SC in Qatar, before leaving in 2018.
Laurent Banide enjoyed a playing career at AS Monaco, Marseille and Strasbourg before moving into a coaching role with Monaco in 1993 where he spent 12 years before being made First Team manager.
Banide will officially start his reign in charge on July 1st, 2019 when the players report back for pre-season training.
Chairman Abdallah Lemsagam said; “I’m delighted to welcome Laurent to Oldham Athletic.
“He brings a lot of experience to this club and I’m looking forward to working alongside him the 2019/20 campaign.
“I believe Laurent is a fantastic coach and is the right man to take this club forward going into the new season.”