Manchester United Legend Paul Scholes Doesn't Want Oldham Job

Cheryl Sanders
October 13, 2017

Latics, who are now 19th in the League One table, have been in search of a new manager since John Sheridan left in September.

Last week Clarence Seedorf, the former AC Milan midfielder, ruled himself out of the running, after talks with the board.

However, the Welshman could be pipped to the post by former Man Utd teammate and fellow novice manager, Paul Scholes, who has emerged as the new favourite for the Oldham job.

Richie Wellens, who was also at United when a young player, has been the caretaker manager since Sheridan's departure.

At the start of this year, Scholes took youth training sessions at Oldham as part of work towards his UEFA A coaching licence.

Scholes won 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups, five Community Shields and two Champions Leagues.

Scholes, who retired from professional football in May 2013 after a 20-year career with Manchester United, has been a frequent attendee at Boundary Park over the past few seasons and lives locally. "I just did not feel this was the right time".

Since calling time on a United career comprising 717 appearances and 155 goals, Scholes has worked as a television pundit and along with Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt, owns a stake in non-league side Salford City.

The club refused to confirm or deny the interview with Scholes.

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