Former Norwich City manager Neil Adams reportedly interviewed for Oldham Athletic vacancy

Former Norwich City manager Neil Adams is being linked with the vacancy at Oldham. Picture by Paul C

Former Norwich City manager Neil Adams is being linked with the vacancy at Oldham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Former Norwich City manager Neil Adams has been touted with an emotional return to League One side Oldham as their new boss.

The Oldham Chronicle report Adams is in the frame to replace John Sheridan, who left last month to join League Two side Notts County.

Described as a 'leading contender' for the job, the Chronicle report that Adams was interviewed by club directors yesterday and is 'said to be very keen on the job'.

Adams has been out of management since stepping down from his position at Carrow Road in January 2015, before later taking up a role as loans manager overseeing the club's loan contingent.

The 50-year-old enjoyed success at Boundary Park as a player before moving to Norwich, where he spent five seasons as a player.

Huddersfield Town coach Frankie Bunn remains the bookies' favourite for the job after also being interviewed but Adams – who led the Canaries U18s to FA Youth Cup glory in 2013 – has now widely been installed as second favourite.

Adams played in 220 games and scored 31 goals during two spells at Oldham, finishing his playing career there in 2001.