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Favourite for Leeds United job 16 months ago, John Sheridan now sacked twice since

John Sheridan manager of Oldham Athletic celebrates after the Sky Bet League One match between Oldham Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at Boundary Park on April 15, 2017 in Oldham, England.

Leeds United were linked with bringing John Sheridan in.

John Sheridan manager of Oldham Athletic celebrates after the Sky Bet League One match between Oldham Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at Boundary Park on April 15, 2017 in Oldham, England.

A difficult managerial year for John Sheridan has got even worse after the Irishman was fired by Oldham Athletic.

Sheridan was in his second stint with the club but this season has begun poorly with Oldham sitting at the bottom of League One with only four points from nine games.

Oldham's website confirmed his dismissal - following a crushing 5-1 defeat to Rotherham.

It is just over a year since Sheridan was linked with becoming manager of the club where he starred as a player, at Leeds United.

John Sheridan manager of Oldham Athletic looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Oldham Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at Boundary Park on April 15, 2017 in Oldham, England.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in 2016 that Sheridan's odds on becoming Leeds manager were as short as 1/6 favourite.

Former owner Massimo Cellino moved to appoint Garry Monk instead, and Sheridan has done little to prove him wrong.

Massimo Cellino President and Director of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

He landed a role managing Notts County soon after, but lasted only until this January when he was fired after a poor run of results.

Sheridan returned to Oldham and the managed to help them retain their place in League One last season.

This was with the help of Leeds talent Lee Erwin, signed on loan, but he was unable to bring him back this summer.

Sheridan's Oldham have scored just 12 times in nine games and sit bottom of the division.

A parting of the ways seem inevitable, and Sheridan's chances of landing his dream job at Leeds United seem further away than ever, with the Whites flying high at the top of the Championship.

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