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Scholes welcome to ‘have a chat’ about Oldham exit – Solskjaer

Paul Scholes has been invited in for a chat by Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after quitting Oldham by text message just 31 days into the job. The 44-year-old signed an 18-month deal last month to take his first step in management with his boyhood club. But things quickly went awry at Boundary Park and Scholes quit the Sky Bet League Two side on Thursday after one win in seven matches. Paul Scholes statement confirming his exit from Oldham pic.twitter.com/QP8WO5rfZx — Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) March 14, 2019 The former England international left claiming it had become “clear that (he) would not be able to operate as intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role”. Those sentiments were shared with former team-mate Solskjaer, who has opened the door to the ...

Paul Scholes leaves Oldham after just 31 days

The former Manchester United and England midfielder won one of his seven matches in charge. Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham manager after just 31 days over claims of broken promises. After a lengthy process, the 44-year-old became manager of the Sky Bet League Two side last month. Scholes won his first match at the helm of his hometown club, but subsequently drew three and lost three. Paul Scholes statement confirming his exit from Oldham pic.twitter.com/QP8WO5rfZx — Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) March 14, 2019 In a statement released to Press Association Sport, the former England midfielder said on Thursday: “It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect. “I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term o...

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...

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...

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