OLDHAM have appointed Dino Maamria as their new manager after sacking Laurent Banide.

Latics announced on Thursday evening that Banide’s reign was over after just 11 games in charge.

And then just 15 minutes later the Boundary Park club revealed former Stevenage boss Maamria would be his replacement, signing a deal until the summer of 2021.

It means owner Abdallah Lemsagam is on his fifth permanent head coach since taking over the club in January 2018.

Maamria, aged 48, guided Boro to 10th in League Two last season, missing out on the play-offs by just one point.

The former Preston and Newport assistant boss however lost his job earlier this month with Stevenage without a win in their first seven games.

Maamria will now be tasked with guiding Latics away from the wrong end of the table, Oldham currently 21st ahead of his first game in charge against Morecambe at Boundary Park on Saturday.

“I’m hugely excited to join such an historical football club,” the new boss said.

“The vision and ambition of the chairman was a big factor and the first priority is to stabilise and unite this great football club.

“I’m here to win football matches as well as improve, give confidence and belief to an already talented squad.”

Frenchman Banide, who had two spells in charge of Monaco, and his assistant Bouziane Benaraibi arrived in the summer having spent the majority of the last 11 years managing in the Middle East.

However Banide has become the latest boss to leave Boundary Park, during Lemsagam’s tenure.

The manager he inherited Richie Wellens was dispensed with in the summer of 2018 after relegation from League One.

Frankie Bunn then took over but was out of a job before the year was out with Paul Scholes’ reign lasting just 31 days before he resigned.

Pete Wild also had two caretaker spells in charge before deciding not to take up the post on a permanent post in the summer, Lemsagam then turning to Banide.

The 51-year-old however oversaw just one league win at Cambridge at the end of August, his final two games in charge against Grimsby and Scunthorpe seeing Latics lead 2-0 only to draw both games 2-2.