Paul Scholes

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...

Paul Scholes: ‘Mauricio Pochettino will need to win trophies at Old Trafford’

Paul Scholes says that Mauricio Pochettino has to challenge for all four trophies next season if he takes over as Manchester United manager. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has warned Mauricio Pochettino that he will no get away with settling for a top-four finish if he takes over as manager at Old Trafford. The Tottenham Hotspur boss remains the bookies’ favourite to succeed Jose Mourinho as United’s next permanent manager, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s impressive caretaker stint. Pochettino has earned widespread praise for finishing no lower than third with Spurs across the last three seasons, though he has yet to win any major honours during his managerial career. Speaking after his side’s exits from the EFL Cup and FA Cup in the space of a few days last w...

Paul Scholes: ‘Paul Pogba now playing for the team’

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes claims that Paul Pogba “was playing for himself” for the majority of 2018. Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has claimed that Paul Pogba “was playing for himself” for the majority of 2018. Pogba has been in outstanding form for United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reigns in December, with the Frenchman playing a key role in his team winning eight of their last nine matches in all competitions. The midfielder’s form under Jose Mourinho was incredibly inconsistent though amid suggestions that there had been a falling-out between the two individuals. Scholes has said that he “hated” criticising Pogba’s performances under Mourinho, but the 44-year-old was frustrated because he ...

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