Doncaster Rovers Belles boss Neil Redfearn now leads the way in the betting to replace Richie Wellens at Oldham, according to Sky Bet.

Neil Redfearn is a club legend at Boundary Park, as he scored the penalty against Sheffield Wednesday in 1990/91 to send Latics into the top flight, which meant Oldham became Premier League founding members.

Neil’s career in football spans over 30 years, he began his career as a professional footballer at Bolton Wanderers in 1982, in 1986 he had a spell at Doncaster Rovers and finished his playing career in 2008 at Salford City.

The Oldham legend departed Elland Road for good in July 2015, but had a short spell with Rotherham the following season.

The 52-year-old has not been involved in the men’s game since being sacked by Rotherham United as their manager in February 2016.

Since December, Redfearn has been working as the manager of Doncaster Rovers Belles in the FA Women’s Super League.

Early names being branded about as well as Neil Redfearn include Paul Scholes, Darren Ferguson, Neil Redfearn, Peter Clarke, Keith Curle, Paul Heckingbottom and Clarence Seedorf.

Richie Wellens had a managerial record at Oldham of 14 wins, 16 draws and 13 defeats from 43 games in charge.

Here is what their club statement said about the sacking of Richie Wellens:

“Whilst he was unable to guide us to League One safety after being appointed in October, it certainly wasn’t due to a lack of professionalism and dedication on his part and we wish him every success for the future.”

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