KEITH Curle wants his future to be at Boundary Park, but on the eve of Latics’ last game of the season his contract situation was yet to be finalised.

Curle has been in negotiations with the Oldham hierarchy in recent weeks about remaining in the head coach role, having initially arrived on a deal until the end of the season when he replaced Harry Kewell in March.

Tomorrow’s home game with play-off chasing Forest Green Rovers is the last day of his current terms.

But he insists there is no urgency to strike a new deal before the weekend.

“The important thing is, it’s not about when you make the decision, it’s people making the right decision,” said Curle.

“I think that’s vitally important and for the best interests of everybody. It has to be the right decision for all parties – for Oldham Football Club, for the owners and also for myself.

“It’s still in the realms of negotiations. We’re still talking.

“It’s not just a case of ‘do you want to stay, we’ll pay you this much’, there’s a hell of a lot more that goes into.

“It’s getting the direction the football club wants to go in and needs to go in and putting in place things that you’re going to need on that journey.

“Everybody has to be aligned and it has to be the right decision for everybody, and within that it has to be as clear and as decisive as you can make it, and that helps an upward curve, when everybody’s got an accountability for what they’re responsible for and not shying away from it.

“I’ve always said if you’re a manager or head coach you’re directly responsible for results and make sure that you’re accountable for them.

“Every club I’ve joined I’ve put them into a better position. That’s what I do. I improve football clubs, and teams and players.”

Asked if he would like to do that with Oldham, Curle added: “Yes. I think there’s a massive opportunity at this football club.

“I was lucky enough to play against it at its peak, at its highest, and you can tell the passion for the support is still there – slightly frayed at the edges at times because the club’s gone through some difficult times – but the core, there’s a hunger and a desire from the supporters of this football club to do well and that’s always going to be present.”