OLDHAM Athletic have appointed Paul Hughes to the club's board of directors.

Hughes takes up the post to represent the renamed Oldham Athletic Supporters Foundation, of which he is vice chair, to be a direct liaison with the club.

And he thanked the OASF board for choosing him as their voice within the club.

"First of all, thank you to the OASF Board for having the confidence in me to fulfil this important role and their support going forward along with the supporters," said Hughes, who has been a Latics fan since the 1960s.

"I also look forward to taking on what is a privileged and challenging role but will give it my best shot."

Hughes has spent the majority of his working life as a shareholder/director of PJH Group in Bolton.

Now retired, he is hoping to use his business knowledge and love of Latics to help the football club going forward.

There has been some recent boardroom change at Boundary Park, with Barry Owen resigning as a club director last month after sponsors Oldham Vending Services called for their names to be removed from the front of Latics’ shirt.

HotelRooms 4 U, of which Owen is a part owner, and Identity FS, have also withdrawn their financial support for the club.