Paul Scholes to become Oldham manager in the next 24 hours 2 years ago

Paul Scholes to become Oldham manager in the next 24 hours

The Manchester United legend looks set to take his first managerial job

Paul Scholes could reportedly be confirmed as the new manager of Oldham Athletic in the next 24 hours.


The former Manchester United and England midfielder is said to have been cleared to take charge of the club after an English Football League meeting - despite co-owning National League club Salford City.

Salford could be in the same division as Oldham next season, and EFL regulations prevent a person from holding roles with two clubs at the same time without the prior consent of the board.


Although this appears to have delayed Scholes' arrival at Boundary Park, it now seems the matter has been resolved, freeing the 44-year-old to take charge of the club he supported as a boy.

This will be the first managerial position Scholes has ever taken having eventually called time on his playing career in 2013. He  did return to a coaching role with United the following year, forming part of Ryan Giggs' staff as the Welshman briefly took charge of the club for the remainder of the 2013/14 season after the dismissal of David Moyes.

Oldham currently sit 15th in League 2 and face a trip to Crawley Town this weekend. According to reports, Scholes could be in charge by the time they host Yeovil Town on Tuesday evening.