Oldham Athletic’s new manager Frankie Bunn is looking to put smiles back on the faces of supporters.
The former Latics’ striker has signed a one-year deal to take charge at Boundary Park.
Speaking to iFollow Latics on his appointment Bunn said: “I can’t tell you how proud I am, I’ve obviously been close a couple of time but to eventually get it over the line means a lot to me.
“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it and I’m looking forward to the start of the season like a young boy with new boots, I want to get out there as quick as we can and take this club forward.
“Don’t get me wrong it’s going to be tough and it’s not going to be easy, I think the harder you work the more luck you get.
“We’ll work our socks off and try and get it back, we will try and get as high as we can with good performances that will put a smile back on peoples’ faces around the club and around the town.”
Over the years Bunn has watched a number of Oldham matches and has prised the supporters for the backing they give the team.
“For a club like Oldham the supporters are vital,” Bunn commented.
“Away from home the following is terrific, now if we can get that sort of atmosphere at home that would be the twelfth man, it would be nice to get Boundary Park buzzing again.”
Known for scoring six goals for the club in a league cup match the new manager is hoping to implement a style of play that will get supporters off their feet.
“We want to run things smoothly and we want to create an enjoyable, winning atmosphere at the club and hopefully that will come to fruition and it won’t be through lack of hard work,” he explained.
“There’s been a lot of doom and gloom around the place but we’re not going to dwell on the past, we’re very much looking towards the future.”