Newport County have given Manager John Sheridan permission to speak to Oldham Athletic regarding their recent managerial vacancy, according to Sky Sports.
Since the dismissal of David Dunn on Tuesday, The Latics have been on the lookout for a speedy replacement.
Dunn was sacked after 20 games as Manager at Boundary Park having only claimed 3 wins.
Sheridan, who has been in charge of Newport County since October 2nd, has managed five wins in 17 games.
The former Republic of Ireland International holds The Lactics dear to his heart, having spent the last 6 years of his career and completing his first managerial role from 2006-2009 at the club.
Sheridan was sacked by Oldham Athletic in March 2009 when the team were sitting in 8th position in the league, just one point off a play-off position.
The potential move would see Sheridan heading up a league, leaving Newport County in 20th position in League Two.
Oldham Athletic are currently in 22nd place in League One, with the appointment of a new manager giving hope for the club to climb out of the relegation zone.
A Newport County club statement has stated, “Following last night’s emergency board meeting, the board of directors can confirm they have given formal permission for John Sheridan to discuss the current vacant managerial position at Oldham Athletic.
“The Directors are keen to stress that they wish to conduct this process in a professional manner. The club is not currently seeking any applications for any potential vacant managerial positions.”