Simon Corney has confirmed David Dunn as the new first-team manager of Oldham Athletic on a permanent basis, with the chairman stating he has earned his opportunity.
Dunn was put in temporary charge following the dismissal of Darren Kelly in September, and the 35-year-old is yet to taste defeat since taking over the reins - drawing all four of his games in charge of the Latics.
Despite still awaiting a first victory, chairman Corney is happy with what he has seen of the former England midfielder in the dugout.
He told the club's official website: “Everyone at the club has been very impressed with the way David has gone about his business since taking over the reins on an interim basis.
“His dedication, hard work and exacting standards have already had a positive effect on the club and the way he has approached the role has made it impossible for us not to give him his chance.
“We believe his ambition, skills and positive influence will be pivotal to the club's progression."