Oldham Athletic are set to appoint Keith Curle as their new manager on a short-term deal, Football League World can exclusively reveal.
The League Two side made the decision to part company with Harry Kewell last night, after a 0-0 draw with Southend over the weekend left the team in 16th position after one win in six.
And, the Latics hierarchy have wasted little time in finding a successor, with FLW Editor Sam Rourke revealing that Curle is primed to take over.
Once the deal is finalised, it will mean Curle has had a swift return to football after he was dismissed by Northampton Town just last month.
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The 57-year-old did a fine job with the Cobblers, guiding them to promotion from League Two in the previous campaign thanks to a great run towards the end of the season that culminated in a play-off final thrashing over Exeter at Wembley.
This season proved to be tough for Curle though, and he was sacked in February with the club in danger of relegation.
Now, he appears set to be the latest manager to take the reigns at Oldham, with fans concerned with the direction the club are going under the current owner, and the structure he has in place.
Curle will inherit an Oldham side that are 12 points away from the play-off places, and ten above the relegation zone. Depending on when an announcement is made, the former Carlisle chief could be watching on as the Latics take on Port Vale tomorrow.