Carlisle United embarrassed Frankie Bunn’s side with a 6-0 thrashing, and Oldham Athletic have now sacked Frankie Bunn.
Carlisle United took a 2-0 lead before the interval because of goals from Hallam Hope and Jerry Yates, and in the second-half Carlisle United added four more goals with strikes from Ashley Nadesan, Danny Grainger, Gary Liddle and a second for Jerry Yates.
Pete Wild will take the first team as caretaker manager and the club will look to appoint a permanent manager as soon as possible.
Oldham Athletic fans have been quick to voice their anger about 6-0 hammering away at Carlisle United on Boxing Day, and Frankie Bunn has been sacked, but was this the right decision?
Bunn failed to get the best out of key man Jose Baxter, a player who has the potential to be the best player in League Two without a shadow of doubt. He also signed Giles Coke on a two-year-deal which was a big risk, as he has played 12 games in three years due injury. And surprisingly Giles Coke hasn’t featured most of the season due to injury.
Frankie Bunn’s in game management has been costing Latics a lot of points this season. An example of this is Exeter City at home, Latics were 2-1 up and he took playmaker Mohammad Maouche off for defensive midfielder Jordan Lyden and tried to shut up shop, but ultimately invited pressure and Latics conceded two more goals and were 3-2 down. Frankie Bunn’s tactical answer to try and grab a point was to bring left-back Andy Taylor on for right-back Tom Hamer.
Here is how Oldham Athletic fans react to the news of Frankie Bunn being sacked –
Bunn actually gone. Best Christmas present I’ve had this year. #oafc
— James Manton Howard (@themantonhoward) December 27, 2018
Wasn't expecting that. Absolutely critical we get someone decent in now. Not someone who were gonna sack again in 6 months #oafc
— Jack. (@JWOAFC) December 27, 2018
— Jacob Collins (@jacob_collins18) December 27, 2018
A few months ago everyone would have agreed with AL decision but now we are playing good football and results have started to pick up (apart for the last two games) I think it’s a shocking choice #oafc
— T (@T_Day8) December 27, 2018
another season going cheap in summer hoping shit sticks and then starting again in january zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz #OAFC
— John (@J0hn0AFC) December 27, 2018
Wow! Didn't see that coming at all…don't know if I'm shocked and happy or absolutely fuming at how things r panning out #oafc
— Mark Forsyth (@markfoz87) December 27, 2018