Paul Scholes to be confirmed as Oldham Athletic manager on Monday

Heather Diaz
February 12, 2019

A 3-0 victory at Crawley Town on Saturday was Oldham's first in the league since New Year's Day and they are 14th in the table - nine points off the playoff spots.

It is the 44-year-old's first real step into football management after four years spent working as a pundit with BT Sport and ITV. "It's been a while".

The six ex-players are all part owners of Conference Premier side Salford City.

"I just feel ready".

A complication was Scholes' involvement in non-league Salford City, where he is a co-owner along with fellow former United stars David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville and Gary Neville.

"I want my team to be aggressive and focused on winning first and foremost", he said. "Whether he will be watching the games I am not too sure", Scholes is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

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Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam said: "Paul has won everything there is to win in football".

'He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see.

During that time, Scholes was a vocal critic of Jose Mourinho's tenure as Manchester United manager. United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, preparing his team to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, wished his former team-mate luck. It's a challenge for him. He made a big difference in the game so I was really pleased with him as a young player. "But that drug of football when you don't get it, Paul is one of them, he loves football".

With Scholes owning 10% of Salford, he has required clearance from the Football League to take another role - as rules prevent a person filling positions at two clubs at the same time.

Scholes' first match in charge will see his new side host Yeovil Town on February 12 as they look to bridge the nine-point gap to thos now in the League Two play-off places.

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