LEAGUE Two strugglers Oldham Athletic have parted company with their head coach Keith Curle by mutual consent.

Curle leaves Boundary Park after only eight months in charge and with the Latics currentlythird from bottom in the table.

They are two points above the relegation zone after managing four league wins so far, this season.

Oldham have won only one of their last nine games, in all competitions and were beaten 2-1 at Curle's former club Northampton Town, last night.

It has already been a turbulent season for Oldham, with some fans protesting against the club's ownership.


In a statement, Oldham said: 'Oldham Athletic can confirm that Keith Curle has left his role as Head Coach by mutual consent.

'We would like to thank Keith for his efforts during his time at Boundary Park and would also like to wish him well for the future. His assistant Colin West has also been relieved of his duties.

'Selim Benachour will step up from the Academy and take over as Interim Head Coach for the time being with the club making no further comment now as the team continues its preparations for the game at the weekend.'