Ex-United star Scholes resigns after 31 days as Oldham boss

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

The former Manchester United midfielder took over at his local club last month, with Oldham stranded in mid table in the bottom tier of the Football League.

However, it is understood that some first-team players received telephone calls informing them not to report for training and subsequently got in touch with Scholes to clarify if that was the case.

Oldham issued a statement shortly after to confirm Scholes' decision.

He was in charge for seven games in total, leaving Boundry Park with only one victory under his belt.

"It unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role".


Another fan wrote (tongue in cheek, mind): 'Luckily for Paul Scholes, Jose Mourinho is not the type to remember everything he said about him during his time at Manchester United then bring up his subsequent short stint at Oldham Athletic when the opportunity arises. "The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role", he added.

According to Sky Sports, Scholes will be unveiled to the club fans the same day after which he will hold his first press conference.

Scholes' departing statement is at odds with owner Abdallah Lemsagam saying upon his appointment in February that "Paul will have my backing 100 percent".

The Latics are now 14th place in the League Two table, nine points off the play-off positions with nine games to go. However, after barely a month in charge, he's left the club.

"An update on the permanent replacement will be made as soon as possible".

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