Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Oldham Athletic pursue Paul Scholes for manager's job

Oldham Athletic pursue Paul Scholes for manager's job

They have won all three matches under interim boss Richie Wellens, including two in the league, and are now 19th in the table.

At the start of this year, Scholes took youth training sessions at Oldham as part of work towards his Uefa A coaching licence.

For League One Oldham, the club has been without a full-time manager since John Sheridan left by mutual consent in September - with the Latics sitting bottom of the league.

The club's board will now have to decide whether or not to give Wellens the job or go with the big-named former global superstar.

Scholes, a boyhood Oldham fan, has no managerial experience in the EFL.

However, the Welshman could be pipped to the post by former Man Utd teammate and fellow novice manager, Paul Scholes, who has emerged as the new favourite for the Oldham job.

With Richies Wellens having made a positive impact during his short interim stint, however, will certainly make the decision for the Latics' board a hard one.

Oldham, who have also interviewed former Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf for the job, have declined to comment on whether Scholes is in the frame.

During a glittering playing career Scholes hoisted 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups, along with a brace of Champions League triumphs.

After making his Manchester United debut in 1994, Scholes went on to make 717 appearances for the Red Devils and scored 155 goals before retiring in 2013.

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