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Scholes relieved to get first win as manager of Oldham

New Oldham manager Paul Scholes was relieved to get his career in the dugout up and running with a win. The former Manchester United midfielder, who admitted he had endured a sleepless night just hours before his Monday appointment, oversaw a 4-1 win over League Two strugglers Yeovil in his first match in charge at Boundary Park. Jose Baxter and Callum Lang scored in the space of a few minutes either side of half-time to give him the perfect start. But it required two goals in the final two minutes from Mohamed Mouche and Christopher Missilou to ease the nerves after Bevis Mugabi had reduced the deficit. “It’s a relief and I may get some sleep tonight,” said Scholes, who lives just a few minutes’ drive from his boyhood club. “After the game, I said ‘Well...

Result: Paul Scholes off to winning start as Oldham ease to victory over Yeovil

The win saw Oldham climb to within six points of the play-offs. Paul Scholes’ managerial debut got off to a winning start with a 4-1 victory over League Two strugglers Yeovil. The former Manchester United midfielder was indebted to Merseysiders Jose Baxter and Callum Lang for scoring the first couple of goals to kick-start his career in the dugout. Mohamed Mouche and Christopher Missilou completed the rout in the final two minutes after Bevis Mugabi had reduced the deficit. Scholes had his issues with one particular Jose in the last few seasons – admitting he expected scrutiny from Mourinho after criticising his Old Trafford reign – but he will have been delighted with the man-of-the-match version he inherited. The new Latics boss, who plans to tap into contacts at his old club, handed a f...

Paul Scholes expecting to be scrutinised by Jose Mourinho as he takes on Oldham job

Paul Scholes expects his first attempt at management with Oldham to be scrutinised by Jose Mourinho – although probably not in person. As a pundit the former Manchester United midfielder, who has signed an 18-month contract with Latics, was one of the Portuguese’s most damning critics during his spell at Old Trafford. However, Scholes has now swapped the television studio for the dugout as he seeks to lead Oldham – his boyhood club and close to where he now lives – out of League Two. “I think he will be watching results,” said Scholes when asked about Mourinho. “Whether he will be watching the games I am not too sure. “That is part of the thing that bugged me a little bit. I wanted to get into it (management) anyway but I have left myself wide open. I have bee...

Paul Scholes the latest protege of Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has taken his first job in club management after being appointed boss of Sky Bet League Two side Oldham. He joins a lengthy list of former United players who have worked under Sir Alex Ferguson and subsequently gone into management, which includes the likes of Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Gordon Strachan, Jaap Stam, Paul Ince, Bryan Robson and Teddy Sheringham. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five more ex-Red Devils who starred under Ferguson before moving into the dugout themselves. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Solskjaer has been a big hit as Manchester United interim manager (John Walton/PA) The Norwegian has had a roller-coaster time in management since stepping into coaching at United, first in charge of the strikers and then the reserve t...

Oldham set to announce Paul Scholes as their new manager

Scholes has limited coaching experience but could be in charge of Oldham’s game against Yeovil on Tuesday night. Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes is set to be appointed as Oldham’s new manager. The Sky Bet League Two club have called a press conference for 2pm on Monday at which Scholes is expected to officially launch his managerial career. His appointment had been held up while he 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. Oldham sacked Frankie Bunn in December and academy coach Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge while the club looked for a new permanent manag...

Scholes set to be named Oldham boss on Monday

The League Two side have announced a press conference for 2pm. Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes is set to be appointed as Oldham’s new manager. The Sky Bet League Two side have called a press conference for 2pm on Monday at which Scholes is expected to officially launch his managerial career. Scholes was cleared to take up the position when the EFL decided that the 44-year-old’s 10 per cent stake in National League club Salford would not represent a conflict of interest. Oldham sacked Frankie Bunn in December and academy coach Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge. The Latics, whose 3-0 win at Crawley on Saturday was their first in the league since New Year’s Day, are 14th in League Two and currently nine points off the play-off places. Read N...

McCann hails watershed win for Donny

Doncaster manager Grant McCann said his side’s 2-1 victory over Oldham “changes our lives a bit” after Rovers reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 63 years. Ben Whiteman’s late penalty secured victory after Peter Clarke had cancelled out the midfielder’s deflected opener at the Keepmoat Stadium. The result was harsh on Sky Bet League Two club Oldham, who gave as good as they got against a side from the division above them. “It’s a credit to the boys,” McCann said. “It’s nice to be on the end of a late goal to win the game instead of a late goal costing us the game and I thought we showed tremendous character to do that. “It means everything: for the football club, financially, it changes our lives a li...

Paul Scholes says ‘there is nothing to report’ on Oldham links

Oldham have reportedly been lining up the former Manchester United midfielder as their next manager. Paul Scholes is intent on securing a coaching role in the future but said there is “nothing to report” on him being linked with the vacant manager’s job at Oldham. The former Manchester United and England midfielder wants to rediscover a sense of purpose that he feels he may have missed since ending a glittering playing career in 2013. But the 44-year-old was coy about taking over at the Latics, who sacked Frankie Bunn last month and currently have Pete Wild in caretaker charge. Speaking at a media event to announce David Beckham had become a shareholder in Salford City, Scholes said: “I’ve made no secret that, one day, I do want to get back into football in so...

Oldham sack Bunn after Boxing Day battering

The 56-year-old had been in charge for six months. Oldham have sacked manager Frankie Bunn. The League Two club announced the 56-year-old had left the club in the wake of the 6-0 thrashing by Carlisle on Boxing Day. “Oldham Athletic Football Club can confirm that the contract of manager Frankie Bunn has been terminated with immediate effect,” a statement read. “We would like to place on record our thanks to Frankie for all his efforts during his time at Boundary Park. “Pete Wild will take the first team as caretaker manager and the club will look to appoint a permanent manager as soon as possible.” Oldham are currently 12th in the League Two standings.

Oldham lament lenient sanctions imposed on Gerrard

Gerrard has been warned about his future conduct and asked to attend an education course. Oldham have expressed disappointment at the Football Association’s response to a racist message put on social media by their former defender Anthony Gerrard. The Latics sacked the 32-year-old for gross misconduct during the summer after he posted a racist joke on the Oldham players’ WhatsApp group. Gerrard, who subsequently joined Carlisle on a half-season deal, has been warned by the FA about his future conduct and asked to attend an education course, sanctions Oldham believe are too lenient. A Latics statement read: “Oldham Athletic Football Club is disappointed with the FA’s lenient punishment of the racist behaviour displayed by a former employee during his time at the club. “Whilst the club welco...

Ishmael Miller makes playing return with Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic announce that they have handed a deal to former Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion forward Ishmael Miller, who has not had a club for a year. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 18:57 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 18:59 UK Oldham Athletic have revealed that they have signed forward Ishmael Miller on a free transfer. Miller came through the youth system at Manchester City before making a name for himself at West Bromwich Albion, but the striker soon found himself failing to settle at a number of clubs in the EFL. The 31-year-old has been without a club for more than a year after last representing Bury in League One, but Oldham have now opted to hand the player a 12-month deal after a successful trial period. Miller told the club&#...

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