League One strugglers Oldham Athletic are set to sack manager David Dunn according to Sports Journalist Pete O’Rourke. The Latics are on the relegation places and are without a victory in their last six matches.

36-year-old Dunn quickly found himself in the hot-seat at Boundary Park shortly after he joined the club as a player in July 2015. After Darren Kelly was sacked in September, Dunn was handed the first-team reigns on an interim basis. He was eventually appointed permanently in October after a positive start as caretaker.

However it has proved a challenge since then with Dunn overseeing only three victories since then. It now appears that the Oldham Athletic board are considering a change, and there is every likely the next manager will be an experienced individual as they look to climb out of trouble. Oldham Athletic reported for Oldham Evening Chronicle, Matt Chambers, spoke to Dunn this morning but it would appear there have been significant developments since that conversation.

There has been no official word out of the football club at this stage. Another worrying statistic for Dunn is that they haven’t won any of their previous 11 league matches at home. Good home form, as we all know, is generally a strong indicator of at least avoiding relegation is any division.

After the recent draw against Colchester United, who are also in the League One bottom four, Dunn spoke to Manchester Evening News and was highly critical of his players,

“You can’t prepare a team to keep making individual errors. Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t do that, and you could get Jose Mourinho in here and he wouldn’t be able to sort that, that’s a fact.

I’m struggling to find any positives from the game as we were so close. We got to the 81st minute and then there was another blunder.

It was like watching a circus at times. Everyone thinks it so I’m going to say it, and why shouldn’t I? I feel like I’m getting let down.”

He also went on to reveal that it was the lowest he had felt during his time at the club but insisted he would ‘roll his sleeves up’ and get the team back on track. However it would appear he will not get the opportunity to do so. This weekend Oldham will look to prevent it becoming 12 home games without a win when they entertain Millwall.

 

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