Unsworth excited as he takes charge of Oldham

Oldham Athletic have named David Unsworth as new manager.

Unsworth, 48, replaces John Sheridan, who left Oldham following a sixth spell in charge on Saturday.

He left Everton as academy manager in April, as he sought to become a first-team manager.

Unsworth will bring fellow Evertonians John Ebbrell (assistant manager) and Francis Jeffers (first team coach) to Boundary Park with him.

“This is a blank sheet of paper for me,” said Unsworth who is understood to have previously turned down offers from clubs in League One.

“I’ve been asked to come for period of time and build the football side back up but also to build an infrastructure. A ‘B’ team to link the academy to the first team, to build recruitment, analysis.

“It’s so appealing for a young coach to be able to do that at a club with the potential that this one has.”