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Oldham appoint Frankie Bunn as first team manager
Wednesday 13th June 2018 @ 11:24 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Oldham Athletic have confirmed Frankie Bunn as the new first team manager.

Bunn, who previously played for the club and scored 35 goals in 88 appearances between 1987 and 1990, has penned a one-year deal at Boundary Park.

He takes over from previous manager Richie Wellens, who was surprisingly sacked last week despite signing Jose Baxter just a few days earlier.

The 55-year-old returns to Oldham ahead of the 2018/19 campaign in EFL League Two. He rose to prominence after scoring six goals in a third round League Cup tie against Scarborough – a record unbeaten to this day.

Bunn’s playing career was followed by a move into coaching, with the likes of Wigan Athletic, Coventry City, Manchester City, Rochdale and, most recently, Huddersfield Town.

Bunn, whose son plays for Bury, was appointed caretaker manager during his time at Coventry. However, he returned to his role as first-team coach once Chris Coleman took charge.

Renowned for bringing through the next generation of players, Bunn held the role of professional development coach at Huddersfield Town, where he worked closely with their academy and under 18s.

Speaking about the appointment, owner Abdallah Lemsagam said: “We are delighted to welcome Frankie Bunn to the club as first team manager.

“He knows the club very well from his playing time here and he has a wealth of experience working with young talent which has impressed me.

“I believe he can take the club forward and give Boundary Park something to cheer about.”