Leeds United boss? Here's what John Sheridan says about his Oldham future

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John Sheridan is already planning for next season at Oldham Athletic, as rumours linking him to Leeds United swirl.

Former Leeds United midfielder John Sheridan has been installed as the bookies favourite for the head coach job at Elland Road, as Steve Evans frets over his future.

While SkyBet currently list Evans as 10/1 to be in charge on the first day of the season, Sheridan is as short as 1/6 on, emerging from nowhere over the past 24 hours.

'Nowhere' is of course not strictly true. Sheridan is already in employment just one division below, at Oldham Athletic.

The Latics are a club he has an affinity with, taking his first job a decade ago, acting as caretaker boss and later full time manager, before spells with Chesterfield, Newport County and Plymouth Argyle.

He rejoined Oldham in January, and was successful in helping them retain their League One status.

The rumours linking him to Leeds are at present just speculation, and Sheridan himself remains focused on Oldham Athletic.

Speaking to the club's website, he insists he is fully focused on next season already despite the 2015/16 campaign wrapping up at the weekend.

He said: "I’m planning for next season now. I know what kind of player I want and that’s what I’m going to try and get in.

"I’ll get judged a bit more next season. I’m putting pressure on myself but I don’t mind that because the players who will come in will be my players.”

Sheridan felt like he had unfinished business with Oldham when he returned and while he has succeeded in keeping them up, he seems in no rush to leave. 

Whether he can resist the lure of Leeds is another matter entirely.

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