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25 September 2017 : Darren Way Apparently Linked With Oldham Athletic Job
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way is being linked with the managerial vacancy at League One side Oldham Athletic. The national commercial website HITC (Here Is The City) is making the claim that Way has "emerged as a contender for the manager's job" at Boundary Park, on the same day that the Latics parted company with John Sheridan after less than a year in charge.

Oldham are currently at the foot of League One with just four points from nine games, and they've put first team coach Richie Wellens in temporary charge whilst they draw up targets. The HITC website doesn't offer up any quotes or sources to back up their claims. In fact one or two of the assertions made in the article come across as if an agent has had a hand in writing it - Way is described as being "highly-regarded within coaching circles after impressing at Yeovil on a shoe-string budget" and that "Way guided the club to survival against all the odds with the club rooted to the bottom of the table when he took over". They indicate that he is "impressing in his role at Huish Park".

The HITC website also draws attention to a rather niche statistic on Way, stating that "Yeovil finished in 20th place in League Two last season and in the process accrued their highest points tally in the last four campaigns" - something that factors in the club's Championship and League One seasons into that four year period. It would be unusual for HITC to have uncovered that statistic without some help, however it's worth noting that the club's website made reference at the tail end of last season to "the Glovers finishing with their highest points tally for the last four years".

It therefore tends to point to HITC having received some 'help' in the writing of that article, quite possibly from an agent! This is not the first time that HITC have run such an article - they linked Way with the Shrewsbury Town job in October 2016 but it became quickly apparent that they were after Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst instead, thus killing the story.

Sheridan's final record at Boundary Park saw him win ten games in the 33 matches that he was in charge of. Way's current form for Yeovil Town, mainly across the 2017 calendar year has seen him win five League Two matches in his last 36 games.


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