Sheridan And Holloway In Line To Replace Davey

Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan and ex Leicester boss Ian Holloway are in line to face under pressure Barnsley boss Simon Davey if he cannot haul The Reds out of the bottom three this month.

Davey knows October is a massive month for him and started off in perfect fashion with the 4-1 thumping of local rivals Doncaster Rovers. But Barnsley play Rovers again and Sheffield Wednesday at home this month and fans who chanted for Davey's head when the team were 1-0 down last weekend will expect maximum points from those games.

If he fails then Sheridan and Holloway are in line to become the Reds ninth permanent manager in ten years- if the Sunday People are to be believed.

Sheridan has transformed Oldham's fortunes since taking over the reigns at Boundary Park in June 2006 (his first managerial job)

Sheridan has led the Latics to sixth in League One and they will go third if they beat Hereford today.

Meanwhile Holloway has been out of work since seeing Leicester relegated from the Championship last season but he has an enviable record from his time at QPR and Plymouth. He also knows striker Iain Hume well after working with his at Leicester last season.

Sunday People Article: 12/10/08

BARNSLEY boss Simon Davey has just a couple of games to save his job.

He was close to the axe last weekend before the 4-1 rout of Doncaster Rovers, but insiders say it may just be a stay of execution from the club's unhappy board.

The Oakwell club have looked at alternatives, with Oldham's John Sheridan and out-of-work Ian Holloway among those mentioned.

Davey took the Tykes to the FA Cup Semi-Finals last term but they flirted with relegation and are in the bottom three of the Championship with two wins in 10.

Still under pressure