Paul Scholes gets permission to take Oldham job after EFL checks

  • Paul Scholes gets permission to take Oldham job after EFL checks

Paul Scholes gets permission to take Oldham job after EFL checks

The English Football League have given Oldham clearance to appoint Paul Scholes to be the new boss at Boundary Park.

Scholes is part-owner of City and because of rule 103.1.3 in the Football League handbook it looked like appointing the former England International to the job would breach their regulations about duel interest and ownership.

If this this pulls through, the former midfielder would be managing the club he supported as a boy.

It is understood that the multiple time Premier League victor has already held talks with the club to replace former manager Frankie Bunn, who was sacked in December of 2018.

Scholes has previously spoken of his desire to take up a full-time coaching or management role.

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.

However, according to the BBC, holding a 10% or lesser stake in a club "purely for investment purposes" allows Scholes to pursue employment at Oldham Athletic without issue.

United continued their poor form with a barren draw with Valencia in a Champions League tie played at Old Trafford.

It is United's worst start of the season since 29 years as Mourinho is battling to save his job having publicly criticized his players and the United hierarchy.