David Unsworth has been appointed manager of Oldham Athletic after 8 years with Everton, as manager of their U23s and lately Director of the Academy. He left Finch Farm back in April.

Unsworth also took charge of the Toffees' first team on a couple of occasions, overseeing the final game of the 2015-16 campaign and for a month during the 2017-18 season, and said of the Oldham role: “This is the perfect job for me and I'm hugely excited to be joining the club at this time.

“I've had opportunities to become a first-team manager at a number of clubs over the past three of four years but they haven't felt quite right.

“I genuinely think this club is a sleeping giant, one that can climb up not just one league, but two or three, in a short space of time.”

Oldham are currently in the National League after finishing 23rd out of 24 in League Two last season and suffering relegation from the Football League, where they had been since 1907.

Oldham started their first National League campaign with just two wins from their first eight games, and John Sheridan stepped down as manager on 17 September 2022.