‘Good luck Wildy lad, you’re going to need it’ – Oldham fans react to latest club announcement

Oldham Athletic have appointed caretaker manager Pete Wild as head coach until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old takes over following the resignation of Paul Scholes after just thirty-one days in charge at Boundary Park.

Wild took caretaker charge of the club earlier this season after the sacking of Frankie Bunn in December. He achieved four wins, three defeats and one draw from his eight matches at the helm, including a memorable victory at Premier League Fulham in the third round of the FA Cup.

Scholes left in controversial circumstances in the wake of a 2-0 defeat at league leaders Lincoln City with reports suggesting he resigned via a WhatsApp message to the owner and chairman Abdallah Lemsagam.

In a statement released to explain his departure, Scholes then added fuel to widespread rumours that the owner interfered in team affairs saying. ‘It, unfortunately, became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role.’

The Daily Mail then further substantiated these rumours in a damming article on the state of the club and the poor ownership of Lemsagam and the role of his brother and sporting director Mohamed. They reported that despite agreeing to Scholes demand for a free reign on team affairs before taking the job, Lemsagem and Mohamed continued to meddle in team affairs.

Supporters soon took to social media to react to the news of Wild’s appointment with many believing his head coach role meant Lemsagem now had free reign to pick the team.

Here is a selection of their responses.



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