Oldham appoint Royle

Former Ipswich Town manager Joe Royle is back in football.

Former Ipswich Town manager Joe Royle is back in football.

Royle, who left Portman Road in 2006, made a dramatic return to Oldham Athletic just hours after the League One club parted company with manager John Sheridan.

The move follows a week of controversy surrounding the club, including a number of alleged incidents following a team night out at Belle Vue dog track.

Oldham were beaten 6-2 by promotion hopefuls MK Dons on Saturday.


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Despite lying in eighth position, just a point away from Tranmere, in the play-off zone they are three games without a win and will now be looking to pick up enough points to make the play-offs from their remaining nine games of the season.

Royle, 59, who managed the Latics for 12 years before moving to Everton in 1994, will be in charge until the end of the season.

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In his first spell with the club, he guided them to the 1990 League Cup Final and to two FA Cup semi-finals.

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