Oldham Athletic have sacked manager Dino Maamria.

Owner Abdallah Lemsagam is now looking for his sixth permanent boss in his two-and-a-half years as Latics owner.

Maamria replaced Laurent Banide last September and won nine of his 32 games in charge as his side finished 19th in a League Two season shortened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

News of Maamria’s departure broke early on Friday evening with Latics confirming the news with a brief statement at 11.15pm. 

It read: “Dino Maamria has today departed the club from his role as a head coach of Oldham Athletic, together with his team.

“We would like to place our appreciation on record to Dino for his hard work and dedication.

“We also wish Dino all the best for his future endeavours.”

Maamria's predecessor Banide lasted just 11 games with Lee Johnson in the 2013/14 season the last manager to complete a full campaign in the Boundary Park hotseat.

Richie Wellens, Frankie Bunn, Paul Scholes, Banide and Maamria have now come and gone during Lemsagam’s time in charge with Pete Wild also having two caretaker spells in charge.

The news of the latest change comes six weeks before the new season is due to begin on September 12.

Latics’ retained list at the end of the season left them with six players under contract - Zak Dearnley, Tom Hamer, Danny Rowe, David Wheater, Gary Woods and Dylan Fage.

A deal for former loanee Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is also in the offing after his departure from Manchester United.