Manchester United's Legend Paul Scholes Appointed Oldham Athletic Manager

  • Manchester United's Legend Paul Scholes Appointed Oldham Athletic Manager

Manchester United's Legend Paul Scholes Appointed Oldham Athletic Manager

Former England global Scholes, who spent his whole playing career at Premier League giants Manchester United, was a boyhood Oldham fan.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been appointed Oldham Athletic manager on a one-and-a-half-year contract, the English League Two (fourth-tier) club said on Monday.

Oldham caretaker manager Pete Wild admitted the 3-0 win at Crawley on Saturday looks like his last in charge, with Paul Scholes set to take over at Boundary Park.

The Latics, a former club of Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman, are now 14th in the fourth tier of English football.

It'll mark the 44-year old's first step into management having spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford, appearing in 718 games for the club including winning every major honour on offer.

The law guiding the league says anyone with conflict of interest will not be allowed to take any role, and since the former midfielder keeps ten percent of shares at Salford, it became hard.

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.

"I couldn't be any happier at the minute", he told Oldham's official website.

Scholes, a member of Manchester United's famed "Class of '92" alongside David Beckham and Ryan Giggs, said he wanted to entertain Oldham's fans.