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Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

Paul Scholes has been in discussions with Football League Two side Oldham Athletic to fill the vacant managerial position - but his ties to Salford City FC has been a stumbling block so far.

Scholes has a 10 per cent stake at Salford City, who now play in the National League, but are fighting for for promotion to League Two.

Paul Scholes, pictured playing for Manchester United Legends, is clear to take the Oldham manager's job despite his stake in National League Salford (Niall Carson/PA Images).

It states: "Except with the prior written consent of the (Football League) Board, no club may, either directly or indirectly, be involved in any capacity whatsoever in the management of administration of another football club".

If they do secure promotion, Salford City could end up being in the same competition as Oldham, thereby causing a potential conflict of interest if Scholes is indeed appointed as the manager of the latter team.

This issue has now been resolved, leaving Scholes free to take up the job at Boundary Park if it is offered.

Oldham have targeted the former England midfielder to be their new boss since sacking Frankie Bunn in December.

Scholes has spoken publicly of his desire to manage one day, but only has the limited backroom experience that he gained while helping Ryan Giggs out at Manchester United for four games in the 2013/14 season, after David Moyes was sacked.

He has most recently been working as a television pundit for BT Sport.

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