John Sheridan hot favourite to return to Oldham Athletic

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 13 January 2016, 09:20

John SheridanFormer Oldham Athletic gaffer John Sheridan has emerged as the hot odds-on favourite to replace David Dunn at the helm of the Latics. Dunn was given the boot on Tuesday after just 20 matches in charge, and it's Newport County boss Sheridan who has been approached to replace him in the dugout.

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Sheridan himself only took charge of Newport back in October following the departure of Terry Butcher. The 51-year-old has since gone on to win five of his 17 matches at the relegation threatened League Two club, who are three points above the drop zone in 20th.

Sheridan previously managed Oldham between 2006 and 2009, while he also has two prior stints as caretaker manager (2001, and 2003-2004). During his time at Boundary Park the Englishman led the Latics into the League One play-offs, before going on to manage Chesterfield, Plymouth, and now Newport.

If Sheridan does return to his old stomping ground he will embroiled in another relegation battle, except this one is up in League One. Oldham are currently five points adrift of safety after 24 matches, while they're without a win in seven, five of which they've lost.

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