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“Anyone fancy Barrow away in 14 months” – Oldham fans frustrated as club appoint new head coach

Oldham Athletic have this afternoon confirmed the appointment of Laurent Banide as their new Head Coach on a one-year-deal.

Banide was most recently in charge at Umm Salal SC in Qatar, before leaving them in 2018. The other teams he;s managed were Al-Kuwait, Al-Dhafra, Al-Nasr, Monaco, Monoco Youth, Al-Kharitiyath, Al-Wasl, Al-Orobah

He also had a playing career, making appearances for Monaco, Marseille and Strasbourg and then went into coaching also with Monaco.

It seems he has had 15 jobs in 14 years, and with how many managers are coming through and out the doors at Boundary Park, we wouldn’t be surprised if he won’t be in charge for too long.

Chairman Abdallah Lemsagam said: “I’m delighted to welcome Laurent to Oldham Athletic.

“He brings a lot of experience to this club and I’m looking forward to working alongside him the 2019/20 campaign.

“I believe Laurent is a fantastic coach and is the right man to take this club forward going into the new season.”

Lemsagam also state “Banide will officially start his reign in charge on July 1st, 2019 when the players report back for pre-season training.”


Following the appointment, fans took to give a rather baffled reaction to the new man – find out what they had to say on the next page.


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