Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes gets new managerial appointment

League two club Oldham Athletic has appointed former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes their new manager.

Paul Scholes who retired from playing professional football in 2013 will be unveiled at Boundary Park on Monday afternoon.

 

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Scholes made a total of 466 appearances for Manchester United before initially retiring in 2011. He came out from retirement in 2012 to help in Manchester United midfielders’ shortage crisis before finally retiring in 2013.

The 44-year-old have until now been the caretaker coach at home town club Salford City. A job he has handled since 2015.

Scholes has a 10 per cent stake in Salford City and his affiliation with the National League side should have been his only barrier in agreeing a deal with Oldham Athletic. With Scholes not eligible to sign players from, or sell to, Salford City.

The Manchester United legend will take over from Oldham academy head coach Pete Wild, who has been in caretaker charge since the sacking of former coach Frankie Bunn on 27 December.

Oldham Athletic were relegated into English League two in the 2017/18 season and currently placed 14th on the league table.