Chris Eagles Signs One Year Contract at Oldham Athletic
Oldham Athletic have confirmed the signing of former Manchester United and Burnley midfielder Chris Eagles on a one year contract. Eagles started his career at the Manchester United academy before being given his first team opportunity by Sir Alex Ferguson making his professional debut at Old Trafford in 2003.
Despite being talked about as a future England International and Manchester United legend, his career never really took off and after only six appearances in five years at Old Trafford he moved to Turf Moor in the summer of 2008 as the Clarets won promotion to the Premier League under Owen Coyle.
After spending three seasons at Turf Moor he left midway through the Premier League campaign to join manager Owen Coyle at Bolton Wanderers who had left Turf Moor a month earlier. After a further three season at Brunden Park he again linked up with Owen Coyle at Blackpool Football Club, but failed to hold down a regular place making just seven appearances in two season.
Eagles, has a vast amount of Football League experience having played for five clubs over the last three years, including Charlton Athletic, Bury, Accrington Stanley, Port Vale and Ross County in Scotland. Where he made a total of just fifty-three appearnces, scoring six goals. Eagles will wear the number 33 shirt whilst at Oldham Athletic and has travelled to Morocco as part of their pre-season tour.