Oldham Athletic announced this morning that they have appoint caretaker Pete Wild as their head coach until the end of the season.
His first spell as Oldham’s caretaker was in December following the sacking of Frankie Bunn. He won his first two games in charge before going on to knock out Fulham.
After that game he said that he was considering stepping down as caretaker manager, stating “I’ve been an academy manager two minutes, the fairytale will come to an end at some point, reality will strike. And you’ve got to be prepared for that. I’ve got a family to support and a mortgage to pay”.
Wild was in charge for a total of eight matches in charge (four wins, three losses, and one draw) and was then replaced by Paul Scholes on 11 February 2019 but resigned after just seven games, winning only one, drew three and lost three.
They now sit 15th in the League Two table, just 10 points off the playoff zone and 15 clear from the relegation zone.
— Oldham Athletic AFC (@OfficialOAFC) March 22, 2019
OLDHAM ATHLETIC CLUB STATEMENT:
Oldham Athletic are delighted to announce that Pete Wild has been appointed as Head Coach until the end of the season.
Wild previously took caretaker charge earlier in the season with a record of four wins, three losses and a draw from his eight games in charge, including that famous win at Fulham in the Emirates FA Cup.
The 34-year-old will face Grimsby Town in his first game as Head Coach on Saturday, March 30.
Speaking about the appointment, Wild said; “I’m looking forward to working with the players again and hopefully finishing on a positive note.”
“I know this team has quality and hopefully the fans will see the best of these players from now until the end of the season.”
Following the news of the appointment of Pete Wild until the end of the season at Oldham, fans took to Twitter to give their reaction, most were happy, but others felt for him who seemed to be ‘playing puppet’ – find out what they had to say on the next page.