Scholes quits Oldham after 31 days

  • Scholes quits Oldham after 31 days

Scholes quits Oldham after 31 days

Where Scholes goes from here in unclear, but it is likely he will return to his role as a pundit on BT Sport for the time being.

Scholes' resignation will be seen as a massive blow to the club and owner Abdallah Lemsagam, who, Revolution News understands, was prepared to back the former England global, despite only claiming one win in his first and only seven games in charge.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has parted ways with Oldham Athletic after just 31 days in charge of the League Two club.

Early signs were positive, the 44 year old began his managerial career with a 4-1 win against Yeovil Town, but that was to be his only victory, the latest defeat coming against league leaders Lincoln City on Tuesday.

Speaking on The Debate, former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn slammed Scholes' decision to leave via text and said he hoped that there was more to it.

Scholes' statement suggests he was misled in some way by the club. The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.

Scholes, a lifelong Oldham fan, won one of his seven games as manager of the English League Two (fourth-tier) club who are 14th in the standings. We wish him well and thank him for his contribution.

'An update on the permanent replacement will be made as soon as possible'.

Scholes, who has worked as a television pundit in recent years, was the latest from England's so-called "Golden Generation of players to move into management, following Frank Lampard at Derby County and Steven Gerrard at Rangers".