Oldham appoint Diskin as new head coach

Oldham have appointed former Leeds and Bradford hooker Matt Diskin as their new head coach.

Diskin will lead the Roughyeds into the Championship as the successor to long-term head coach Scott Naylor, who left the club after seven years in charge which culminated in promotion from League 1.

37-year-old Diskin joins Oldham after three years in the Championship with Batley.

“I learned a lot in my three seasons at Batley and I’m still learning,” said Diskin.

“Scott Naylor has done a fantastic job here and now the baton has been handed over to me to build on that and to turn Oldham into a long-term Championship side.

“It’s going to be tough, but it’s a challenge I’m really looking forward to.”

Chairman Chris Hamilton added:“Among many other things, we were impressed in interview by his honesty because that’s the sort of club we are.

“There’s lots of hard work to be done now. We didn’t know until last Sunday which division we would be in next season.

“We’ve already started that work and Matt will have the full backing and support of the club.”