Oldham Athletic boss Keith Curle reportedly exits with the League Two club searching for their TENTH manager since 2018 it would seem.
According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who first broke the news via his personal Twitter account, the fourth tier side have lost yet another boss.
Curle was appointed by the North West club in March and kept them in the EFL last season – but following a dreadful performance in midweek, he’s had enough.
His side have struggled so far for the 2021/22 campaign and are currently positioned in 22nd place.
They fell to a 2-1 defeat at Northampton Town and are only two points above the relegation zone.
Curle has had plenty of experience within the English Football League with his total count of game sin charge of standing at 550.
Before joining Oldham, he had previously been at Mansfield Town, Torquay United, Notts County, Carlisle United and Northampton Town.
It comes just hours after reports stated that the he was not “shying away” from the position the club find themselves in after Tuesday’s defeat by Northampton Town.
The Latics have now lost 11 times this season, more than any other League Two team, and are 22nd in the table.
A stormy season off the pitch has also seen fans protest several times against the club’s ownership.
“I know where I am and I know where the football club are, I don’t shy away from it,” he told BBC Radio Manchester with claimed he kept the team in the dressing room for over an hour he was that angry. He also kept the media waiting, leaving many wondering what was going on behind the scenes.
After being asked whether he had support from the club, as well as from sporting director Mohamed Lemsagam, Curle added: “The support that I need comes on the pitch.
“The second half performance, we need more of that. That’s what gives us a chance and the opportunity to get the football club out of trouble and on the path to where we need to be.”
Curle, who was on his first return to Sixfields since he was sacked by Northampton in February having taken them up, took more than an hour to speak to the media following the defeat.
“I’ve got a bad habit of telling players the truth and when I say a bad habit, some players don’t like it but those players will go on a journey and I sincerely wish them well,” Curle added.
“I have been demanding more and when somebody doesn’t deliver what I believe that they’re capable of then I tell them. I tell them in a way that sinks in. There’s an easy way of telling them, and using a lot of expletives, but the modern day players don’t respond to that.”
Fans reacted as the Oldham boss reportedly exits with the club seemingly searching for their TENTH manager since 2018…
@Leo_OAFC: Keith Curle gone… I so hope it’s true! Now for one of those nice statements. #OAFC
@glees5150: I thought we may have had a chance of a full year with the same manager.
@JoshJantas: he can stick his 352 up his arse
@AllyFogg: there’s a job going about 6 miles to the east…
@webdarren: YESSSS! #OAFC
@rammylatic: Irrelevant of whether people wanted him out or not, this will have zero impact until the two fuckwits at the club do one too.
@1Jackworrall: Another one bites the dust at the circus 🎪 🎪
@Max_Bell_11: The reign of the three Keiths at the bottom of League Two seems to be over.
@jack_Adcock22: I know it’s another manager gone and the route of the problem is the clowns in charge. But im actually really glad he’s gone, never want to see 3-5-2 again #oafc
@davidtgraham70: So sorry to hear this managers at times are not given time to build things
@JoeAtkin_95: Couldn’t hack losing to his former team🤭
@BradleyKnowles1: Abdallah does tend to have his manager already in before sacking a manager. Wouldn’t be surprised if we give it Benachour #oafc
@HullCityLive: John Sheridan again?
@ScottLithgow92: Got to feel for oldham fans 10 managers in a space of nearly three years shocking owners who don’t give a shite about time summit done happen to many clubs recently look my club now ownership brought fans everyone connected back to the club #Oldham @OfficialOAFC
@jbcfc__: Mysterious Curle.
@reevesy92_: Off you fuck, Curley
@oafcjamie: One down AL & MO to go #oafc
@AdamSalter4: Solskjaer is free. Could be worth a punt. He’ll certainly put smiles back on the Oldham Athletic players’ faces…
@laticsnut: Time for Mo to be given a chance 😂
@owenoafc: How does every man and there dog tweet about it before are own fucking club 🤡🤡
— Will (@willyfog44) November 24, 2021
— NDL (@ndl_nigel) November 24, 2021
Tbh I’m surprised he went there in the first place and I’m even more surprised he’s lasted so long given the owner’s record…
— James (@James_ChronNTFC) November 24, 2021