Oldham Athletic’s new manager is Frenchman Laurent Banide.

The 51-year-old is a former Monaco boss but has spent most of the the last 11 years managing clubs in the Middle East.

He has signed a one-year deal at Boundary Park. 

Latics had been on the lookout for a new manager since Pete Wild's exit after a second caretaker spell in charge. 

The former academy chief filled in after the departures of both Frankie Bunn and Paul Scholes last season, the latter lasting just 31 days with his hometown club. 

Latics chairman Abdallah Lemsagam said: “I’m delighted to welcome Laurent to Oldham Athletic.

“He brings a lot of experience to this club and I’m looking forward to working alongside him the 2019/20 campaign.

“I believe Laurent is a fantastic coach and is the right man to take this club forward going into the new season.”

Banide's last job saw him in charge of Umm Salal SC in Qatar before leaving last year in what was his second spell with the club. 

Having played for Monaco he worked his way through the coaching ranks and became manager in 2006, his time in charge lasting a single season. 

He returned for a second go in 2011 but was unable to prevent the club from being relegated from Ligue 1. 

Apart from Monaco his jobs have been in the Gulf with stints at Al Nasr and Al-Orobah FC among others. 

His playing career saw him also have spells at Marseille and Strasbourg. 

Banide will take charge on July 1 when the players return for pre-season training.