Paul Scholes interviewed for Oldham managerial vacancy

Paul Scholes interviewed for Oldham managerial vacancy

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is highly unlikely to take charge of Oldham following reports that he had met with the League One club.

Another former United midfielder, Richie Wellens, is now interim manager and has spoken of his desire to take on the role full time having won all three matches in charge. Wellens has led the Latics to three straight victories since taking the helm, and has impressed officials and large sections of the club's support.

He has assisted former teammate Nicky Butt during his tenure with Manchester United's Under-19s before also assisting Ryan Giggs when David Moyes was sacked as United manager - with the former Welsh global taking charge on an interim basis.

Scholes is a life-long Oldham fan and a regular visitor to Boundary Park but has no managerial experience apart from a brief stint as part of Ryan Giggs' backroom staff following David Moyes' dismissal as Manchester United manager.


Oldham are now 19th in League One and have Irish players Paul Green and Eoin Doyle on their books.

Earlier this month, Holland legend Clarence Seedorf was interviewed for the post.

A combination of the pair can not be ruled out, although Wellens is keen to carry on the work he feels he has already started.

Most of Scholes's time at present is taken up as a media pundit for BT Sport and as co-owner of non-league Salford City. Rules state that a person may not have an association with two clubs, although permission can be sought.

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