OLDHAM Athletic favourite John Sheridan is set to take charge of his fourth club of 2020, after reportedly agreeing a deal to manage Swindon Town.

The ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder has been in charge at Wigan Athletic for just two months but with the club continuing to operate under the control of administrators, he has been open to opportunities elsewhere.

Sheridan, 55, began the year at Chesterfield and then moved on to Waterford in Ireland after the lockdown, next quitting for the DW Stadium.

Wigan have lost their last three League One games and were dumped out of the FA Cup by National League North Chorley, leaving Sheridan concerned about their future prospects.

His contract with the club operates from month-to-month and is about to expire, which has left him looking around for alternatives.

Swindon are now set to offer him a lifeline after losing ex-Latics boss Richie Wellens to Salford City and could even have him in by the weekend.

Sheridan played 144 times for Latics between 1998 and 2004 and had five spells in charge at Boundary Park.

In all, he has now presided over more than 600 games in all competitions as a manager.