Former Carlisle United boss Keith Curle has today signed a new deal to remain in charge at Oldham.

The ex-Blues manager has agreed to stay at the helm of United's League Two rivals for a further two years.

Curle took charge at Boundary Park in March on a short-term deal, and, after the Latics' 18th-placed finish, he has now been appointed their permanent boss.

Oldham's announcement comes after several weeks of discussions.

The 57-year-old today said: "From the moment I walked into the football club I knew I wanted to stay.

"It's taken a bit of time to sort out because, for me to do my job properly going forwards, I wanted to get an understanding of exactly what is required, the expectations and what I'm responsible for.

"I'm confident I can make a positive difference and give this club the platform to be successful.

"The hard work continues now and I'm really looking forward to seeing the supporters back at games soon."

Curle's squad at Oldham includes the former Carlisle winger Nicky Adams.

The manager joined Oldham after his sacking at Northampton earlier in the 2020/21 season.

He had been in charge of the Cobblers for just over two years, following his near four-year stint at Brunton Park.

Curle is the latest in a string of managers at Oldham under the controversial ownership of Abdallah Lemsagam.

In a statemnt on the club website, Lemsagam said: "We are really pleased that Keith has agreed to join the club on a new deal.

"Apart from his obvious vast experience and success in the lower leagues, all the directors and staff have been really impressed by his desire to help unite the club so we can all push forwards together."