Paul Scholes resigns as Oldham manager

Ruben Hill
March 15, 2019

The club's chairman Abdallah Lemsagam received the message out of the blue on Wednesday afternoon.

In a statement confirming Scholes' exit, Oldham said: "Oldham Athletic Football Club can confirm that Paul Scholes has resigned from his position as first-team manager with immediate effect".

The ex-Manchester United midfielder was appointed as Oldham manager in February.

In total, Scholes took charge of seven matches at Boundary Park and after winning his first match 4-1 against Yeovil Town, found managerial life to be a tough slog. "Paul will have my backing 100% and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club".

"He gave no opportunity to address any issues at all, simply resigning by text and then refusing to discuss matters".

The BBC reports that Scholes said in a statement that he had taken the decision with "great regret".

"Management is a hard job and we would have worked with Paul to find solutions, had we been given the chance". However, after barely a month in charge, he's left the club.

"You think maybe they should have got together to try and fix it, but I think it's fearless in your first job to walk away".

One fan joked: "I bet Mourinho is pissing himself, ' after the news of Scholes" resignation filtered through on Thursday night.

"Now, employers are going to look and think 'well, is he going to walk away again?'".

Scholes' Oldham reign is one of the shortest by a manager of an English club, ranking just behind Paul Hart's 28-day stay with QPR and Micky Adams' 13 days in charge of Swansea.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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