Former Blackpool coach takes temporary charge of National League club following sacking of ex-Everton and Sheffield United defender

Former Blackpool coach Steve Thompson has taken interim charge of Oldham Athletic following the departure of David Unsworth.
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The ex-Everton, Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic defender leaves Boundary Park with the club 22nd in the National League, with only one win in their opening nine games.

Thompson will step into the top job while the recruitment process for Unsworth’s successor is conducted.

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The 58-year-old held a number of coaching positions with the Seasiders during his time at Bloomfield Road, working alongside the likes of Simon Grayson and Ian Holloway with the first team, as well as stepping into the role of caretaker manager on three separate occasions.