Oldham Athletic appoints new head coach Laurent Banide on one-year deal

Oldham Athletic has appointed Laurent Banide as head coach on a one-year-deal.

The 51-year-old has managerial experience abroad which includes stints at AS Monaco, Al Nasr and Al-Orobah FC.

Most recently, Banide was in charge at Umm Salal SC in Qatar, before leaving in 2018.

Banide enjoyed a playing career at AS Monaco, Marseille and Strasbourg before moving into a coaching role with Monaco in 1993 where he spent 12 years before being made first team manager.

He will officially start his reign on July 1 when the players report back for pre-season training.

Chairman Abdallah Lemsagam said: “I’m delighted to welcome Laurent to Oldham Athletic.

“He brings a lot of experience to this club and I’m looking forward to working alongside him the 2019-20 campaign.

“I believe Laurent is a fantastic coach and is the right man to take this club forward going into the new season.”

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