Man Utd legend Scholes cleared for Oldham job

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

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

The Manchester United legend co-owns National League outfit Salford City along with five of his former Red Devils team-mates.

According to BBC, EFL laws frown at anyone with dual roles with two clubs at the same time without the prior consent of the board.

Salford are now second in the National League table, three points behind leaders Leyton Orient, and if they are promoted to the Football League for the first time they could be in direct competition with Sky Bet League Two side Oldham next season.

This issue has now been resolved, leaving Scholes free to take up the job at Boundary Park if it is offered.

Scholes has spoken publicly of his desire to manage one day, but only has the limited backroom experience that he gained while helping Ryan Giggs out at Manchester United for four games in the 2013/14 season, after David Moyes was sacked.

Pete Wild had been installed as manager on an interim basis following the sacking on Frankie Bunn on December 27, and masterminded a 2-1 victory away at Premier League Fulham in the FA Cup third round.

He has most recently been working as a television pundit for BT Sport.

Saturday's 3-0 win at Crawley on Saturday was their first in the league since New Year's Day, are 14th in League Two - the old English fourth division - and now nine points off the play-offs for promotion.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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