Oldham Athletic can confirm that Alan Maybury has joined the club as Assistant Head Coach to Harry Kewell.
Previously, the former Republic of Ireland international has occupied coaching roles with Hibernian, Falkirk and most recently St Johnstone after hanging up his boots in 2015.
Maybury had a long and successful career as a player which began in Yorkshire with Leeds United alongside Kewell. Whilst at Elland Road, he enjoyed time on loan as well spells in the reserve setup before signing for Heart of Midlothian permanently and featured 134 times in four-years for Hearts.
The full-back went onto represent a variety of clubs such as Leicester City, Aberdeen and Colchester United in a playing career that lasted 20-years.
Impressively, he earned 10 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 1998 and 2005 as well as featuring for his country in the U18s UEFA European Championship finals that were held in Luxembourg.
Upon his arrival, Head Coach Harry Kewell said; "I've been looking to bring something different in and worked well with Alan previously at Crawley for a couple of months.
"I loved what I saw back then and he likes to focus on the defensive side of my team. He's got great experience, he's played at the top level and worked in coaching for a number of years."
He added: "He's very determined, opinionated and that's what I need, someone to challenge me. So overall, he'll be another great addition to this club and we've had a good first week working together again."
Welcome to Latics, Alan!