Ex-Tottenham boss Ardiles in frame for Oldham job

Former Tottenham and Newcastle United boss Ossie Ardiles is in the frame for the Oldham Athletic job.

The Daily Star Sunday says Ardiles and Nicky Butt have applied for the manager’s job at Oldham.

The former Spurs boss, 57, is desperate to get back into work and wants to replace Dave Penney.

And Butt, 35, who has just left Newcastle, is eager to return to his native North West.

Former Stockport boss Jim Gannon is favourite to succeed Penney – but could return to Edgeley Park with the 2015 Group set to take over as new owners.