Shez comes home

Last updated : 13 January 2017 By Dave Moore

Stephen Robinson has been dismissed and has been replaced with former Latics' boss John Sheridan. Sheridan controversially left the club at the end of last season to take up a similar post at League Two club Notts County after miraculously saving the Latics from relegation. After a run of a club record nine straight defeats he was recently fired from County. It will be the managers third full time stint at the club, he also had two spells in the role as caretaker. Sheridan takes over under difficult circumstances as the club are currently under a player embargo and are bottom of League One with just three wins and 12 goals all season.

Simon Corney stated, “This is obviously a difficult decision. Stephen is a talented coach who we believed could make the transition into a successful manager. Unfortunately things have not worked out for him or the club and we felt that a change needed to be made. I'd like to thank Stephen for the hard work and commitment he has shown and wish him well for the future. John is obviously someone we know well and we hope he can have an immediate effect on our current situation.”

Sheridan obviously knows the job well but it will be difficult to win over all the fans after his unexpected exit last year. Social media is split with opinions so it can only be hoped that all the Latics fans get behind him and his team to fulfil the hope that lightening CAN strike twice in the same spot which will see the Latics saved from relegation once again. The 'Shezerection' is on again!