Changes to Latics' backroom staffOldham Athletic chairman Simon Corney and the club's directors have spent the weekend discussing with manager Paul Dickov the team's current form and the likelihood of improvements in the future.
The board is concerned with the bad run of results and understands the frustration of fans to the point where it realised that positive action needs to be taken.
With immediate effect, assistant manager Gerry Taggart, sports scientist and fitness coach Paul Butler and reserve-team coach Lee Duxbury will be placed on gardening leave and will take no further part in the club's plans for the future. The position of goalkeeping coach Paul Gerrard will be considered at a later date. He will assist the manager in the immediate future.
Mr Corney said: "We appointed Paul Dickov in June, 2010 and it has been a vast learning curve for him. He has received mine and the board's support along the way because we believe that we have the right man on board.
"However, in recent times we, as a board, are unanimous in the belief that the chemistry of our backroom team and coaches is not right and this has been discussed with Paul in depth.
"I thank those members of staff who are leaving for their commitment and support in the past, but believe that changes are necessary for the good of the club."