John Sheridan named new Notts County manager after leaving Oldham

first_imgJohn Sheridan has left Oldham to become the new Notts County manager after a compensation package was agreed between the two clubs.Sheridan returned for a second spell with the Latics in January and kept the club in League One.But he has now signed a three-year contract at Meadow Lane after County agreed to pay a financial settlement to Oldham for the year the boss had remaining on his deal.The 51-year-old succeeds Mark Cooper, who left the Magpies on May 9 to take over at National League side Forest Green.Notts County also agreed a deal with Chesterfield to allow Mark Crossley to leave and be reunited alongside Sheridan, having worked together at the Spireites, as assistant manager.Alan Smith, Mike Edwards and Kevin Pilkington complete the Magpies backroom set-up, whilst retaining their playing registrations.Sheridan said: “I’m delighted to be joining Notts County and relishing the opportunity to get the club challenging for promotion to League One.“The decision to leave Oldham was not an easy one and I will always retain my affection for the club and its fans.“Notts County is a big club – far bigger than its current league position suggests and having taken Chesterfield to the League Two title, I know what is required to succeed and get the club back to a higher level.“As both an opposition player and manager over the years, the tremendous home support has always made it a tough place come – this passion can make a real difference and give us a huge advantage in our endeavours next season.”Sheridan was linked with the County job at the turn of the year before the Magpies appointed Jamie Fullarton, following the departure of Ricardo Moniz.He has previously worked with Notts County chief executive Jason Turner at Newport, where he was manager for three months prior to his return to Oldham.The Magpies have been up for sale since March when owner Ray Trew announced he was stepping down as chairman. New Notts County boss John Sheridan 1last_img read more