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Back In Charge

Ireland legend Sheridan lands new management role

The 51-year-old returns to Oldham Athletic after they sacked David Dunn this week.

FORMER IRELAND INTERNATIONAL John Sheridan will take over as Oldham Athletic’s manager once again following the dismissal this week of David Dunn.

Sheridan, who accumulated 34 caps for Ireland, finished his playing career at Oldham and his previous spell in charge of the first team ended in 2009.

The former Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United and Manchester City midfielder leaves Newport County to take the reins at the club who are currently third bottom in England’s League One.

“As soon as the opportunity came, I wanted to get back involved and manage Oldham,” Sheridan told the Oldham website.

“I feel one of my strengths is getting teams who are struggling out of the positions they are in.

“Everyone knows how much I love this club. I was here for a long time as both a player and a manager so I’m really chuffed and excited to be back.

“I feel like I’ve got unfinished business from last time and I’m looking forward to the challenge. It’s a big one, but I’m really excited about it.”

Sheridan’s first game in charge will be against Bradford City on Saturday.

Sheridan played at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups as well as being involved in the Euro ’88 squad.

This peach of a half-volley from Sheridan in a 1994 World Cup warm-up game against Bolivia was Ireland’s 100th goal at Lansdowne Road.

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