Man United legend Paul Scholes poised to be named Oldham Athletic boss

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Oldham  are expected to appoint Manchester United legend Paul Scholes as their new manager


Paul Scholes poised to take first full-time job in management as former Manchester United star is expected to be appointed Oldham Athletic boss

  • Oldham Athletic are expected to appoint Paul Scholes as their new manager
  • Scholes is in line to replace Frankie Bunn who was sacked before Christmas 
  • He was Salford caretaker in 2015 but this will be his first full-time manager’s job

Simon Jones for MailOnline

Paul Scholes is in the frame to become the next manager of his boyhood club Oldham Athletic.

The 42-year old former Manchester United and England midfielder has held talks with the League Two club and is expected to be appointed at the start of this week.

Scholes has been interviewed before by Oldham but they opted for Richie Wellens instead.

Oldham  are expected to appoint Manchester United legend Paul Scholes as their new manager

Oldham are expected to appoint Manchester United legend Paul Scholes as their new manager

Oldham sacked Frankie Bunn before Christmas and Pete Wild has been in temporary charge.

Scholes will become the latest member of United’s famous ‘Class of ’92’ to try his hand at management — after Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Phil Neville.

Oldham, who lost 2-1 at Macclesfield on Saturday, are currently 12th in League Two.

If Scholes is indeed appointed early in the week, his first game as boss is set to be a trip to Doncaster Rovers in round four of the FA Cup.

Scholes, 42, was Salford caretaker in 2015 but this will be his first full-time manager's job

Scholes, 42, was Salford caretaker in 2015 but this will be his first full-time manager's job

Scholes, 42, was Salford caretaker in 2015 but this will be his first full-time manager’s job

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