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Former Real Madrid star linked with Oldham Athletic managers job

Former Netherlands and Real Madrid star Clarence Seedorf is a surprise candidate to become the new manager of Oldham Athletic.

John Sheridan left the League One side by mutual consent on Monday following a disap­po­inting start to the season.

Other names mentioned this week have included Doncaster Rover's Darren Ferguson.

Seedorf, 41, met club chairman Simon Corney on Thursday and had a tour of the facilities at Boundary Park.

Seedorf is the only man to have won the Champions League with three different clubs.

He helped Ajax become European champions in 1995, Real Madrid in 1998, and AC Milan in 2003 and 2007.

Seedorf, capped 87 times by his country, has had two previous spells as a manager - he was appointed head coach of Milan in January 2014 but was dismissed after just four months.

In July 2016, he took over as the manager of Chinese side Shenzhen F.C. but was replaced five months later.

Oldham are currently second from bottom in League One after taking only seven points from their opening 10 games.

Oldham travel to Portsmouth on Saturday with interim boss Richie Wellens in charge. Wellens led his side to a 3-2 win over Peterborough on Tuesday to lift Latics off the bottom of the table.