Manchester United's Legend Paul Scholes Appointed Oldham Athletic Manager

Ross Houston
February 12, 2019

Paul Scholes has been appointed the new manager of Oldham Athletic after signing a one-and-a-half year deal.

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, has admitted he expects Jose Mourinho to take a strong interest, as he goes into football management.

With Scholes owning 10% of Salford, he has required clearance from the Football League to take another role - as rules prevent a person filling positions at two clubs at the same time.

The 44-year-old retired from playing in 2013 having spent his entire career at Old Trafford, and he initially moved into punditry. earlier reported that Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is close to landing first managerial job after being cleared by the English Football league board. Scholes will bring in the former Latics coach Mick Priest as his assistant with his first match in charge Tuesday evening's League Two encounter with Yeovil.

He added: "That is part of the thing that bugged me a little bit".

"If we are losing I am sure people will be popping up", he stated.

"I wanted to come into this with my full coaching badges and I've got them now".

"I have never really understood why players and managers take notice of what pundits say anyway", continued Scholes.

"I want my team to be aggressive and focused on winning first and foremost", he said. "He'll want me to do well and if I need any help from him, I'll be ringing him, of course I will".

"There's obviously been three or four times over the last six years where [managing Oldham] could have happened and I've not been quite ready, " Scholes said.

"I've got great experience with Gary (Neville) too, what he did in Valencia, Ryan (Giggs) with Wales and under Louis Van Gaal (at United)".

"Paul has won everything there is to win in football", Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam said in a statement.

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