John Sheridan: Oldham Athletic boss relieved at League One relegation escape

John Sheridan
John Sheridan had a three-month spell at Newport County before joining Oldham

Oldham manager John Sheridan has spoken of his relief that the club have escaped relegation from League One with two games remaining.

Sheridan returned to the Latics for a second spell as manager in January when they sat 22nd, five points from safety.

The 51-year-old has won nine games of 20 since taking charge and the 1-0 win over Crewe confirmed their survival.

"Obviously it's a great relief. I'm chuffed to bits with everyone," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"The players and the supporters have all stuck together as a group and a club we've got over the line.

"It's a great achievement from the players from where they were and since I've come in they've just responded to me and we've got there."

Oldham have also confirmed in a statement on their website that they have not received any approaches for Sheridan, after he was linked with a move to the vacant managerial position at Bolton.

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