- Manager Richie Wellens has lifted Oldham out of League One relegation zone
- Paul Jewell has joined the club as assistant manager, sealing return to football
- Former Premier League boss is looking forward to returning to the dugout
- The club also announced the appointment of Paul Terry as a first-team coach
Former Bradford and Wigan boss Paul Jewell has returned to football as assistant to Oldham manager Richie Wellens.
Wellens, 37, has lifted Oldham out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone since succeeding John Sheridan in late September.
New assistant boss Jewell brings with him a wealth of experience from his spells at the likes of Bradford, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan, Derby and Ipswich, who he left in October 2012.
Former Bradford and Wigan boss Paul Jewell has returned to football as assistant at Oldham
Wellens told Oldham’s website: ‘When I spoke to Paul about football I can sense the passion in his voice. He has been successful at this level and levels above so we need to lean on his experience now.
‘It’s an important appointment and I’m looking forward to building a relationship and seeing where it goes.’
Former Premier League boss Jewell, 53, is looking forward to returning to the dugout.
‘I’ve been out the game for a long time now, but I’ve not had my eyes closed. I’ve been watching games and a role like this is something I think I can fulfil,’ said Jewell.
Manager Richie Wellens (L) has also brought in Paul Terry (R) as a first-team coach
‘I don’t want to be the manager and Richie is new to the job. I was 33 when I got my first job and you are never ready. I thought I was, but you have no idea what it entails.’
Jewell added: ‘I am just here to do what he wants to do whether that be coaching, watching games, dealing with the press, whatever he wants, I’m here. One thing which is certain, he’s the boss, not me.’
Oldham also announced the appointment of Paul Terry, the ex-Yeovil player and brother of former England captain John Terry, as a first-team coach.