Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Latics | Oldham Athletic appoint Paul Scholes as manager

Latics | Oldham Athletic appoint Paul Scholes as manager

Manchester United wished Scholes luck, saying in a message on Twitter: "Best of luck to Scholesy in his new role as first-team manager of @OfficialOAFC!"

The 44-year-old had been reported as the new manager of the club over the weekend but has now been confirmed.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder, widely regarded as one of the finest players in the modern era, has put pen to paper on a one-and-a-half-year deal at Boundary Park.

Paul Scholes has been named manager of League Two club Oldham Athletic.


There were concerns that his 10% stake in Salford City, the National League club he co-owns, would prevent him from taking charge of the Latics. He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see. Obviously there's been talk of it when I finished my (playing) career.

But the governing body ruled Scholes' background interest at Salford - also part-owned by former Manchester United team-mates David Beckham, Nicky Butt plus Gary and Phil Neville - would not be an issue.

Academy head coach Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge at the Latics since Frankie Bunn's sacking on 27 December.

The former England worldwide has worked as a television pundit for BT Sport in recent years.

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