John Sheridan has returned to Oldham Athletic as manager, and says he jumped at the chance to return to a club where he feels he has unfinished business.The 51-year-old made more than 150 appearances as a player at Boundary Park, and was then manager for nearly three years until leaving in March 2009.
He has since managed Chesterfield, Plymouth Argyle, and Newport County – leaving the Exiles, who he took over in October, to make his Latics return.
“As soon as the opportunity came, I wanted to get back involved and manage Oldham,” he told oldhamathletic.co.uk.
Sheridan's appointment comes after Oldham sacked David Dunn on Tuesday, following a run of seven league games without a win.
That form sees the Latics sitting 22nd in Sky Bet League 1, five points adrift of safety.
“I feel one of my strengths is getting teams who are struggling out of the positions they are in,” Sheridan added.
"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.
"We have some good players here, but we just need to win games, and that’s what it’s all about. I’m expecting us to get the results we are after and to climb the table.”
Sheridan's first game back in charge of Oldham comes on Saturday when they visit Bradford in Sky Bet League 1. Follow @SkyBetLeague1 on Twitter to follow the progress of Sheridan's men.