Manchester United’s midfield legend Paul Scholes is back in business, but not as a football player this time.
Scholes has been appointed as manager of Oldham Athletic today. His appointment had been held up, as the former United star awaited clearance from the English Football League (EFL) to take charge. Scholes owns a 10 per cent stake in National League promotion chasers Salford City and the EFL needed to investigate whether there would be a conflict of interest.
This is his first job as a manager, as he would hope to follow the footsteps of his ex teammate, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and one day lead Manchester United. Paul admited that he would seek help from United’s current boss.
That is what I am going to try to do.Of course you need to have contacts at this level all over the place.
I have various people I can get in contact with, not just at Manchester United.
Of course I am close to the people at United so if they can help me then I am sure they will
Oldham’s next match is against Yeovil at Boundary Park on Tuesday night. It is still unclear if Scholes will take charge for that match or whether his first game as a manager will be against Crewe at home on Saturday.
Paul has been working as a pundit for BT Sport in recent years and was part of the takeover of Salford City in 2014 with his old ‘Class of 92’ team-mates at Manchester United – Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, and Gary and Phil Neville. David Beckham also acquired a 10% stake in the club last month and made the group of United ex-players major shareholders of Salford City football club.
The ginger midfielder is an absolute legend on Old Trafford with 718 appearances for the club. Scholes won 20 major trophies, including 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League wins.
He retired from professional football in 2011, but in January 2012 he reversed his decision. He retired for second, and final time in 2013, together win Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Truly Reds team wishes Paul Scholes good luck in management and many trophies in new career!