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Monday morning sackings

The League One managerial casualties for the season became three today as Oldham Athletic and Gillingham pulled the mutual consent trigger which saw two club legends pack up their desks.

John Sheridan has managed Oldham on three different occasions and ended his playing career there. He managed to perform a rescue act last season after winning 5 of his 9 games after re-joining in January. However with few incomings during the summer the odds looked against Oldham from the outset, and they’ve leaked goals and have won just once, away at Bristol Rovers, despite a wave of non-contracted foreign imports being signed earlier this month.

Richie Wellens has taken over as caretaker, with Darren Ferguson favourite to become the new boss. Uruguayan Pablo Correa is second favourite, which appears random until you realize he is linked to a potential new buyer of the club.

Ady Pennock looked similarly up against it at Gillingham. Pennock oversaw a big summer turnover of players, fell out with a few, and then watched Josh Wright walk away for nothing. As fans turned on a club legend, one who led the Gills to play-off glory in 2000, only the loveable Paul Scally appeared to be by his side. Until today.

The Gills have also only won one game. I wonder who that was against? Old school Kent legend Peter Taylor has taken over as interim. Taylor managed the club previously three years ago. Oddly, at least odd to me, Nobby Solano is the bookies favourite to take over. Chris Powell is 6/1.

One Comment Post a comment
  1. CharltonlaneDave #

    What’s Teddy Sherringham doing in that picture!

    September 26, 2017

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