After another defeat, it has been confirmed that Keith Curle has left Oldham Athletic.
Curle was in charge of Oldham’s 2-1 loss to Northampton Town on Tuesday, November 23, but it has now been confirmed that he has left by mutual consent.
Selim Benachour has moved up from his role with the academy to take charge of the club on an interim basis.
Head Coach Keith Curle Has Left Oldham Athletic by Mutual Consent
Oldham Athletic can confirm that Keith Curle has left his role as Head Coach by mutual consent.
— Oldham Athletic (@OfficialOAFC) November 24, 2021
Troubled Times for The Latics
Following the defeat to Northampton, Oldham sit 22nd in League Two having lost on 11 occasions with non league football starting to loom large for the once top flight club who have had an almighty fall from grace in the last 20 years.
Curle told BBC Radio Manchester after the defeat: “I know where I am and I know where the football club are, I don’t shy away from it,”
The club’s ownership has also come under fire with fans protesting against them on numerous occasions.
Support Ran Out
Curle has been under no illusions as to the issues at the club but when asked if he had support from the board he was quick to state that he only needs support from the players on the pitch: “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.”
It is now clear that any support from the owners has run out.
Keith Curle Exit Rumours Started to Surface Last Night
Talk of Curle having left Oldham started to surface when it took over an hour for him to face the media after the defeat at Sixfields where he was sacked from back in February 2021.
Oldham are a club that were once facing the likes of Manchester United in FA Cup semi finals and punching above their weight in the top division but their situation is now becoming increasingly perilous and Keith Curle has become the latest casualty in the bid for survival both on and off the field of play.
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