Over And Out: Paul Scholes Quits As Oldham Athletic Manager After Just One Month In Charge

Chris Wright

15th, March 2019

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The dream is over. Paul Scholes has quit as manager of Oldham Athletic after just 31 days in the role.

Scholes, a boyhood Oldham fan, was appointed on 11th February on an 18-month deal – his first job in senior management.

Unfortunately, the former Manchester United midfielder was only able to see out roughly 5% of his contract before walking.

Speaking in a statement, Scholes said that his decision to resign came with “great regret”:

I hoped to, at the very least, see out my initial term as the manager of a club I’ve supported all my life.

The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.

I wish the fans, the players and the staff – who have been tremendous – all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.

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.

Scholes leaves Boundary Park with a record of one win in seven games and the Latics in 14th in League Two, nine points off the play-offs – exactly the same position as when he took over.

Somewhere out there, Jose Mourinho is rubbing his hands with unbridled glee.

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  1. Hank Moody says:

    Told ya he would be out soon. Scholes will never be a manager. No fucking way.

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