It’s been weeks since the end of the season and since Pete Wild walked out of Boundary Park for the last time well now the club finally has a new manager after it was confirmed they’d appointed Laurent Banide.
The 51-year old has put pen to paper on a one-year contract with Latics having previously coached at Monaco.
More recently he’s been in charge of Umm Sala SC in Qatar before leaving in 2018.
Oldham Athletic’s chairman, Abdallah Lemsagam told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to welcome Laurent to Oldham Athletic.
“He brings a lot of experience to this club and I’m looking forward to working alongside him during the 2019/2020 campaign.
“I believe Laurent is a fantastic coach and is the right man to take this club forward going into the new season.”
Banide arrives in the North West having had no experience of football in League Two.
The French National has coached at a number of clubs including AS Monaco, Al Nasr and Al-Orobah FC.