Official: Oldham Athletic Name Local Lad Paul Scholes As New Manager (Photo)

Chris Wright

11th, February 2019

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Paul Scholes has been named as new manager of League Two side Oldham Athletic, the very club he supported as a lad.

The former Manchester United man had to seek clearance from the Football League before taking the job due to concerns his ownership stake in non-league side Salford City might constitute a conflict of interests.

However, following a meeting on Friday, Scholes has now been officially sworn in by the Latics on an 18-month deal…

Minor update: Salford have confirmed that Scholes has resigned his position as a director but maintained his 10% share in the club)

Of course, the rational expectation is that this may end up going fairly badly but it’s possible having a player of Scholes’ calibre and renown being involved on a day-to-day basis could also prove to be a massive boon/motivation for the Oldham squad.

The Latics are currently 14th in League Two, some nine points off the play-offs at the tail end of a crowded middle pack.

We only hope that Jose Mourinho is on hand to criticise his every move from this point onward.

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  1. Bruno says:

    One of the best midfielders in history but I don’t see him doing well as a manager. He seems a very retracted guy, I can’t imagine him and a modern/spoiled player speaking the same language – far from it.

    I hope I’m wrong though.

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