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Thursday 22 March 2018

Oldham want Paul Scholes as manager

Oldham want Paul Scholes as manager
Oldham want Paul Scholes as manager

Oldham hope to persuade Paul Scholes to take his first steps into management by offering them the position at Boundary Park.

With current boss Lee Johnson close to a switch to League One rivals Barnsley, Oldham will turn to the former Manchester United and England midfielder as they look to keep up their promotion-chasing push.

According to the story in the Mail, it is not known whether 40-year-old Scholes, who is now a respected TV pundit, would be interested in taking up the position.

Scholes, a boyhood fan of the club, has assisted Oldham in the past and has monitored training sessions but it is unclear whether he sees management as a future career path.

The United legend, who is also a co-owner of non-league Salford City, is also a good friend of Oldham chairman Simon Corney.

Scholes has long declared his love for Oldham. He was included in the club's official instagram page at the start of the season holding the new away kit leading to fans to wonder if he would come out of retirement to play for them.

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