Paul Scholes becomes new manager of League 2 side Oldham United

The former Man United player is expected to be unveiled as the new Oldham manager on Monday

The former Man United player is expected to be unveiled as the new Oldham manager on Monday

Former England worldwide Scholes, who spent his whole playing career at Premier League giants Manchester United, was a boyhood Oldham fan.

Scholes had been interested in taking charge at Oldham Athletic for some time, he was one of the names linked with the job when Richie Wellens was sacked at the end of last season, prior to Frankie Bunn being appointed.

The 44-year-old had been reported as the new manager of the club over the weekend but has now been confirmed.

The Latics, a former club of Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman, are now 14th in the fourth tier of English football.

"Paul has won everything there is to win in football", said owner Abdallah Lemsagam.

Scholes has a 10% stake in Salford City Football Club, which is co-owned by a number of United legends, and though Salford are not playing in the same league at the moment, it was a genuine problem.

The English Football League gave Scholes the go-ahead last week to take charge of Oldham, ruling that there was no conflict of interest.

Scholes is a part-owner of Salford City and he was briefly caretaker manager of the club in 2015.

"I couldn't be any happier at the minute", he told Oldham's official website.

Scholes will take charge of his first match against Yeovil at Boundary Park on Tuesday.

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