Paul Scholes appointed new Oldham Athletic manager

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been named the new boss of League Two side Oldham Athletic.

The former Manchester United was formerly a coach at Old Trafford but this is his first permanent manager position.

Oldham caretaker manager Pete Wild admitted the 3-0 win at Crawley on Saturday looks like his last in charge, with Paul Scholes set to take over at Boundary Park.

'Paul will have my backing 100 per cent and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club'.

It is believed the only restriction to the 44-year-old taking over as manager of Oldham is he will not be allowed to sign players from, or sell to, Salford City. However, following a meeting of the English Football League, the move has been given the go-ahead.

Reports also revealed that his chances of been appointed the manager of the club was threatened by his affiliation with another lower league side Salford City.

Salford City confirmed in a statement on Monday that Scholes would resign as a director at the club but will retain his 10 percent shareholding.

'From the start we have always said that each of the Class of '92 would offer different levels of commitment dependent on their individual roles. He wrote: 'All the best Scholesy.

But just how much do you know about the 11-time Premier League victor? Previous Oldham managers have encountered difficulties on this front.

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