LATICS chief executive Mark Moisley has told The Oldham Times Monday morning’s visit from HM Revenue & Customs will not affect the appointment of an assistant manager.

HMRC officials were present at Boundary Park amid reports of fresh concerns regarding the tax man.

A short club statement read: “Oldham Athletic can confirm that HMRC have today attended the club’s premises. The club have co-operated with them fully and will continue to do so.”

Athletic had been expected to announce a No.2 to Richie Wellens on Monday, with Paul Jewell hotly tipped for the role.

Mr Moisley said: “We will still be naming an assistant manager in what will bring some good news to the club. But it will now be later this week.”

The news comes with Athletic in the midst of a takeover deal involving football agent and Moroccan Dubai-based businessman Abdallah Lemsagam.

Reports in a Sunday newspaper, however, suggested the deal could be delayed after unconfirmed issues surrounding the purchase of not only the club, but the ground and land.

Mr Moisley added: “At this moment in time there’s nothing more to add – hence why the statement was so short.

“Obviously we’ve had the visit and are awaiting news. Until we find out, we can’t comment further. There’s really nothing to add.”