Oldham Athletic have parted company with first team coach and academy manager Paul Murray.

The 47-year-old returned to the club in June 2023 to head up the club's academy.

The former midfielder, who made over 100 appearances for Latics between December 2001 and May 2004, left a similar position at the club in difficult circumstances under the previous regime.

Earlier this season, he went on to combine those duties with being first team coach under manager Micky Mellon, having taken caretaker charge of the team in their FA Cup fourth round qualifying game at Altrincham in October, which Latics won 1-0.

A club statement read: "Oldham Athletic can confirm that Paul Murray has left the club by mutual consent.

"Murray leave his roles as academy manager and first team coach, which he filled on a dual basis last season, having also taken charge on an interim basis for the FA Cup win at Altrincham earlier in the campaign."We would like to thank Paul for his work for the club during all of his spells at Boundary Park, including since his return last June, and we wish him well for the future." 

The Oldham Times understands that Latics are not looking for a replacement to fill the first team coach role, while the club's academy has ended in its long-running Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) format as a result of not winning promotion back to the Football League within the two-year time frame set following relegation from the EFL.