PAUL Jewell is back in football after joining Oldham as assistant manager.

The man who took City to the Premier League and then kept them there will lend his vast experience to new Latics boss Richie Wellens.

Jewell, who also managed Wigan, Ipswich, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday, has been out of football since 2012.

He said: “I’ve not had my eyes closed. I’ve been watching games and a role like this is something I think I can fulfil.

“I don’t want to be the manager and Richie is new to the job. I was 33 when I got my first job and you are never ready. I thought I was but you have no idea what it entails.

“I’m only here to do what he wants me to do. You have to make mistakes to learn from them but there are some that are avoidable.

“We lose too many good managers early because they haven’t got enough help around them.

“One thing which is certain, he’s the boss, not me.”

Jewell will be back at Valley Parade on Tuesday when City face Oldham in the Checkatrade Trophy.