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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...

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 ...

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...

Paul Scholes plays down Zinedine Zidane to Manchester United talk

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes doubts whether Zinedine Zidane should be in the running to become the next Red Devils boss. Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has doubted whether Zinedine Zidane should be in the running to replace Jose Mourinho as head coach of the Red Devils. Speculation surrounding the future of Mourinho continues to gather pace, with United now without a win in their last four Premier League matches, which has left them in eighth spot in the Premier League table. Zidane led Madrid to three straight Champions League titles before leaving the Bernabeu at the end of last season. The 46-year-old was linked with the United post earlier this term, but Scholes does not feel that the Frenchman should be considered to take over at the English club....

Paul Scholes: ‘Man United’s Jose Mourinho showed no class with celebration’

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says that Jose Mourinho lacked ‘a bit of class’ when celebrating the club’s Champions League victory over Juventus. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has criticised Jose Mourinho after his reaction to the club’s 2-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League. Juan Mata and an own goal from Alex Sandro gave United a dramatic comeback win in Turin, and Mourinho cupped his ears to Juventus supporters at the full-time whistle after alleging that he had received abuse from the stands. However, Scholes – who has been vocal about the Portuguese’s playing style in the past – has claimed that the United boss showed ‘a lack of class’ after the win. Scholes told BT Sport: “This is everywhere he go...

Paul Scholes believes even Lionel Messi would struggle at Manchester United

The former United and England midfielder has been a frequent and vocal critic of his old club. Paul Scholes claims even Lionel Messi would struggle in the current Manchester United team and says the club are being laughed at by their rivals. The former United and England midfielder has been a frequent and vocal critic of his old club in recent years and their current eighth place in the Premier League – five points adrift of any other member of the ‘big six’ – has done little to improve his view. They had to watch Manchester City win last season’s title in record-breaking fashion and City are flying high at the top once more, alongside Liverpool and manager Jose Mourinho’s former club Chelsea. Manchester City won last season’s Premier League title (Martin Rickett/PA) “That shouldn’t make a...

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