Paul Scholes set to be named Oldham United new manager

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes has been cleared to become manager of Oldham Athletic following an English Football League meeting.

Oldham caretaker manager Pete Wild admitted the 3-0 win at Crawley on Saturday looks like his last in charge, with Paul Scholes set to take over at Boundary Park.

The 44-year-old is one of the owners of National League club Salford City along with five of his former Red Devils team-mates.

It states: "Except with the prior written consent of the (Football League) Board, no club may, either directly or indirectly, be involved in any capacity whatsoever in the management of administration of another football club".

It is understood that the multiple time Premier League victor has already held talks with the club to replace former manager Frankie Bunn, who was sacked in December of 2018.

He did return to a coaching role with United the following year, forming part of Ryan Giggs' staff as the Welshman briefly took charge of the club for the remainder of the 2013/14 season after the dismissal of David Moyes.

Oldham have targeted the former England midfielder to be their new boss since sacking Frankie Bunn in December.

Saturday's 3-0 win at Crawley on Saturday was their first in the league since New Year's Day, are 14th in League Two - the old English fourth division - and now nine points off the play-offs for promotion.

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