Paul Scholes Named Oldham Athletic Manager


"We all want each other to do well and I hope they want me to do well here too".

Scholes revealed he had thought long and hard about embarking on a managerial career and was delighted to get started.

Asked if he would be using his contacts, Scholes said: 'I'll be trying to do that.

He will take charge of his first game nearly immediately as Oldham face Yeovil Town at Boundary Park on Tuesday night.

Former England and Manchester United midfielder Scholes has made his first foray into management with League Two side Oldham, the club he supported as a boy.

There have been reports of interference in team affairs from club owner Abdallah Lemsagam and his brother Mohamed, who is the club's sporting director.

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Scholes, 44, is the fourth of the six members of the famed Class of 92 crop of Manchester United academy players to try his hand at management.

He added: "That is part of the thing that bugged me a little bit".

"I'll definitely be speaking to them a lot". "It's always been a club fighting relegation as much as other managers have tried to lift it, it's been hard and I'm like every manager who's been here in that time, I want to try and change it".

"It's fantastic to have Scholesy back in the game because he was a fantastic player to play with, great personality".

EFL rules prevent a person holding roles with two clubs at the same time but it was ruled that Scholes' 10% holding was "purely for investment purposes". "When I'm not quite sure what to do I'll be looking to them for advice".

Ryan Giggs, who is now Wales boss, was the first when he was appointed caretaker manager at United following the sacking of David Moyes in 2014, before Gary Neville's first and only role came during a four-month stint at Valencia in 2015-16.