OLDHAM owner Abdallah Lemsagam is preaching patience over Pete Wild's chances of landing the Latics manager's job full time.

Academy boss Wild is making a breathtaking case for the reins at Boundary Park, adding an FA Cup giant-killing at Premier League Fulham to the three-match CV he has put together since he replaced Frankie Bunn in December.

Lemsagam says talks over the Oldham vacancy remain ongoing, with Wild naturally in the mix, but insists that he will not rush such a crucial decision.

“We're talking about that and we'll see. We're speaking with him [Wild] and we'll see,” said Lemsagam.

“Everything is early and we're taking our time. It's the most important thing.

“We want to bring this club together and we're going to get there. We just need time. It's all about time.”

Lemsagam, who succeeded Simon Corney as Oldham owner at the end of January 2018, could not help but get swept up in the romance of the Latics' 2-1 success in west London.

Callum Lang's header settled a frenetic tie, with Sam Surridge's spot-kick cancelling out Denis Odoi's opener and Daniel Iversen superbly saving a late Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty.

Lemsagam also paid tribute to the legion of travelling Oldham fans that were rewarded for their pilgrimage to the capital.

“It's really one of my proudest moments and especially when I see the fans like that.

“It's emotion – everything – but we deserved to win.

“We worked hard, never gave up, and everyone here, whether they do anything for the club – it doesn't matter whether it's small or big – they deserve it.

“You see our fans and we really thank them as well.

“There were 4,000 of them – amazing fans – and they don't even stop [chanting] for more than 95 minutes, which is really, really amazing.

“I think maybe this is one of the best fans in England!? We didn't come [to Fulham] for nothing and they deserve it also.”