Oldham confirm Paul Jewell and Paul Terry as Assistant Manager and First Team Coach
Thursday 30th November 2017 @ 11:28 by Mark Phillip
Football Oldham Sports

Oldham Athletic have confirmed the appointments of Paul Jewell and Paul Terry as Assistant Manager and First Team Coach respectively.

Jewell arrives at the club with a wealth of experience, having previously managed in the top flight with Bradford City and Wigan Athletic, while Terry – brother of former Chelsea captain and current Aston Villa defender John – has played for Yeovil Town, Leyton Orient and Dagenham and Redbridge.

Having been out of management for the past five years, Jewell – who also took charge of Derby County and Ipswich Town – said he can’t wait to get stuck in. Speaking to Oldham’s official website, the 53-year-old said: “I’ve been out the game for a long time now but I’ve not had my eyes closed. I’ve been watching games and a role like this is something I think I can fulfil. I don’t want to be the manager and Richie is new to the job. I was 33 when I got my first job and you are never ready. I thought I was but you have no idea what it entails.

“I’m only here to do what he wants me to do. You have to make mistakes to learn from them but there are some that are avoidable. If I can help Richie avoid those mistakes that I made and a lot of managers make then that’s what I want to do.

“We lose too many good managers early because they haven’t got enough help around them. I’m just here to do what he wants to do whether that be coaching, watching games, dealing with the press, whatever he wants, I’m here. One thing which is certain, he’s the boss, not me.”

Terry, who has been working with the club for around eight weeks, said: “Richie has given me the chance to come in and support him in any way he needs me. We have Paul’s experience to lean on and we are going to need that in the coming weeks and for the rest of the season. I’m looking forward to it, it’s a really exciting time and it’s a good time to be here.”

The pair will assist manager Richie Wellens for the first time during the long trip to Southend United this weekend.

Latics enter the game having secured back-to-back draws against AFC Wimbledon and Gillingham. Both games ended 0-0.

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