Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam has stopped short of guaranteeing he will be able to back his new head coach in the long term. 

Latics had three different managers last season in Frankie Bunn, Pete Wild and Paul Scholes, the Manchester United great’s time at the helm lasting just 31 days. 

Now Lemsagam is looking for a replacement for Wild who decided to leave the his boyhood club at the end of the season after a second spell in caretaker charge. 

“Football is a crazy world,” Lemsagam said.

“I’m going to be honest. Nobody likes to change but results speak for themselves. 

“Why are you going to change the coach if he’s doing his job in the right way and everything? 

“I am not blaming any coach but it depends on results and everything. 

“I have respect for all coaches because they have a really hard job. 

“We hope we can bring in one coach until the end of the season. Why not? We’re trying. 

“When I took over we had Richie Wellens and kept him until the end of the season even though the results were not the best.

“With Frankie Bunn it’s the results speaking for themselves and we always had a vision, from the beginning, about Paul Scholes.

“I thought he was the right person for the club but it wasn’t working. 

“Pete Wild we didn’t change. He came in from the academy, was doing a good job and we were working very well together and we’ve done the right thing for the club.”

Whoever the new man is, Lemsagam is determined that he will work with the academy. 

“It’s very important to us that the first-team coach and academy coach communicate and they work together,” he told BBC Radio Manchester. 

“This is one of the priorities for the club.”