Paul Scholes named Oldham manager

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been announced as the new Oldham Athletic manager on a 18-month contract.

The 44-year-old had a decorated career, winning the Champions League twice and was capped 66 times by England.

His only past coaching experience came at Manchester United, when Ryan Giggs was interim manager in 2014.

Scholes stepped away from the game in 2011 after becoming a 10-time Premier League champion. But he returned to the game six-months later to become the club’s third highest appearance maker, overtaking United legend Bill Foulkes.

It was feared he could not take the job due to having a 10 per cent share in National League side Salford City. This Friday the EFL said his share in Salford is not a conflict of interest.

His first game in charge will be against Yeovil Town tomorrow evening at Boundary Park.