OLDHAM Athletic are yet to confirm whether they have begun the search for a new head coach or not.

It has been almost six weeks since Latics parted company with Keith Curle, in the aftermath of defeat against his former club, Northampton Town.

But, despite being asked by The Oldham Times, there has been no clear indication of what the plan is for the club going forward.

Selim Benachour was placed in interim charge, stepping up from the academy along with Conor Marlin, who is assisting him in first-team duties.

Although Latics have progressed in the Papa John’s Trophy, beating holders Sunderland to set up tonight’s home tie with Wigan Athletic (7pm), Latics have picked up just three points from a possible 18 in the six League Two games since Curle’s departure.

When Benachour was placed in interim charge there was an indefinite timeframe.

Asked, at the time, if he knew how long he would be in the role he said: “I don’t know.

“They asked me to (step up) so I try to do my best to help them. I don’t know for how long.”

Well over a month on it seems not a lot has changed.

Asked if he had been advised of his own position, Benachour said: “I know nothing about it. I’m here until they tell me.”

But the longer owner Abdallah Lemsagam leaves Latics in limbo, the more concerning the situation becomes with the club rooted to the foot of the Football League.

Benachour has previously indicated his ambition and that he would like the job full-time.

“Of course,” he said. “I am ambitious and I would like to be a coach and I’m here until I am told (otherwise).”

But with the situation ongoing it is breeding uncertainty.

Curle’s exit was the ninth time the Boundary Park hotseat has been vacated since Lemsagam completed his takeover of the club in January 2018, and second in a calendar year, after Harry Kewell left the club last March.

Benachour remains committed to the role, adding: “I try to do my best, it’s not easy. I need support and I have some support with the staff.

“We must carry on to bring points and to bring some happiness for the club.”