Keith Curle has stepped down as manager of Oldham Athletic according to Pete o’rourke.
The fellow EFL manager took over the Latics at a difficult time in March after Harry Kewell left. It’s a relegation battle since the start of this campaign and Curle has managed to pull the club out of the last two, with them currently in 22nd position with 15 points in 18 games, but a 2-1 loss to his former employers. Northampton Town seems to have sounded the death knell for the 58-year-old.
There has been a lot of friction between the supporters and the Boundary Park club in recent years which has made the circumstances surrounding the management of the club more difficult. Curle oversaw an epic 3-2 victory over Port Vale last Saturday where Oldham drew a crowd of over 6,000 supporters showing their displeasure with the club’s hierarchy before intending to boycott games in the coming weeks.
At the start of the season Oldham lost their first four matches and it looked like they might find themselves drifting deep in League Two, to Curle’s credit they were able to gradually gain points to give themselves a shot at stay in the division.
Understand that Keith Curle left Oldham. #oafc
– Pete O’Rourke (@SportsPeteO) November 24, 2021
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Keith Curle can’t be too judged on the way he played with Oldham, the club have gone through many different managers in their downfall in the past decade, which few have succeeded in achieving. Point the blame in other directions for the Latics’ shortcomings on and off the field.
It will be interesting to see who is brought in as a potential replacement in a role that is unattractive to any manager with a respected reputation in the EFL.
The Latics travel to 16th-place Salford City on Saturday to take on a manager under pressure in Gary Bowyer, hoping to evade the threat of relegation to the National League.