Since Pete Wild became the latest manager to walk out from the Latics hot seat, the rumour mill has been grinding again. Owner Abdallah Lemsagam has used four managers since he took over at the club in January 2018. Top of the list of current names to be linked with the job is former England international defender Sol Campbell, who managed to keep Macclesfield Town in the Football League, when the odds were stacked heavily against him. Macclesfield are currently in turmoil after the chairman has stepped down with the players reported to be considering a boycott after rumours that they haven’t been paid.
Peterborough United manager Steve Evans is also linked along with Owen Coyle and Harry Kewell. Also linked is defender Peter Clarke who recently rejected to renew his playing contract. Former manager John Sheridan is also linked, but then again he usually is. A foreign name in the fray is Uruguay head coach Pablo Correa who was also linked before Frankie Bunn and Paul Scholes held the poisoned chalice. He is currently available after being sacked from French Second Division club Auxerre.
Whatever happens, it looks like the club will be starting again from scratch with the usual new manager, new back-room staff and new players who always need to 'gel.' It's a never ending circle, one too familiar with Latics' fans, and I expect that the bookies would be giving exceptional odds on any Oldham Athletic manager lasting a full season. Who would want the job?