Talbot quits Diamonds
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Talbot has left Nene Park with immediate effect and has issued a statement that confirms his departure has been amicable for all parties.
''I am leaving today by mutual consent due to the circumstances at the club,'' Talbot told the club's official website.
''It is the end of an era and I feel now is the time for the club and me to make the break and both have a new start.''
The Latics, under new ownership, have deliberated over the appointment of a replacement for Iain Dowie for over 11 weeks and it now appears that they have finally got their man.
Talbot recently completed seven years at the club he guided from the Conference to the middle of the Second Division, but the arrangement with Rushden has always been on a non-contract basis, which has allowed for his hasty departure from Nene Park.
Oldham have stressed that an appointment will be made on Wednesday and that an agreement has been reached with the as yet unnamed new manager.
Veteran player John Sheridan, who expressed an interest in the job on a full-time basis, has been in charge of team affairs since Dowie's departure to Crystal Palace.
Despite failing to land the job on a full-time basis, Sheridan has been offered a deal to assist the incoming manager, in a move that has given some consolation to the popular Irishman.
''The new manager is coming in, and I've been asked to work with him,'' Sheridan told the Oldham Evening Chronicle.
''I did want the job full time, but there's a different offer on the table and hopefully things will work out.
''Circumstances meant it came earlier than expected and the board think it's best to bring someone in. I'm still learning and I'll give the appointment my full support.''
Meanwhile, central defender Will Haining has picked up an ankle injury that will rule him out for around two to three weeks.