Oldham to Reject Bolton Approach for John Sheridan

  • April 25, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Oldham Athletic have issued a statement, outlining their stance that speculation and any subsequent approach for manager John Sheridan are unwelcome.

Sheridan, who made 36 appearances for Bolton between 1996 and 1998, has been linked with a return to Macron Stadium in recent days, with leading bookmakers installing him as one of the favourites to succeed Neil Lennon in the managerial hotseat.

The 51-year-old has won many plaudits after guiding Oldham to safety this season and while Latics have confirmed no approach has yet to be received, they insist their manager is not available and will be making no further comment.

An official statement, posted on Oldham's official website, read: "Following speculation surrounding Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan, the club can confirm no approach for his services has been received and neither would any approach be welcomed.

"John signed a two-and-a-half year contract back in January and has masterminded our Sky Bet League One safety, which is a fantastic achievement considering the club's league position at the time of his appointment.

"Planning is already well underway for next season and everyone at the club is looking forward to preparing for the 2016/17 campaign with John at the helm.

"The club will not be commenting further on this matter."

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