FORMER Bury chief executive Karl Evans has landed a top job at Oldham Athletic.

Evans has been appointed CEO by Latics owner Abdallah Lemsagam to replace managing director Natalie Atkinson in a shake-up at Boundary Park.

He spent just over two years with the Shakers, leaving in April 2019 as the financial crisis at Gigg Lane deepened.

Initially appointed by Stewart Day in January 2017, Evans stayed with the club when Steve Dale took over in December 2018.

He had previously spent 25 years at Manchester United in a number of roles and has also done consultancy work with Liverpool and Salford City among others.

Evans told Oldham’s website: "I'm delighted to be a part of Oldham Athletic.

“How we conduct ourselves as a club is extremely important and I am committed on making sure as a team we continue to make a positive impact in the town.

"With my consultancy work at a number of different clubs now I have helped them improve in different areas, with this opportunity allowing me to do that once more.

"I will always take into account the fans’ opinions as well as being open and honest.

“I know there's still a lot of work to do, but I am committed to help change things for the better."