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SportFormer United great Scholes appointed manager of Oldham

17:25  11 february  2019
17:25  11 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Paul Scholes has been appointed manager of League Two side Oldham Athletic, Sky Sports News understands. The former Manchester United midfielder will begin work at Boundary Park on Monday with the club set to unveil him at an official press conference on Monday afternoon.

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Former United great Scholes appointed manager of Oldham© Provided by AFP Paul Scholes has been named as the new manager of Oldham Athletic

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been appointed as manager of Oldham Athletic, the club announced on Monday.

Scholes, 44, is taking on his first managerial role, signing a contract with the club he supported as a boy after spending his entire playing career at Old Trafford.

The former Premier League club are languishing in mid-table in League Two, the fourth tier of the English game.

"Oldham Athletic are delighted to announce footballing legend Paul Scholes as the new first-team manager on a one-and-a-half-year-deal," the club said in a statement.

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes will be appointed as new Oldham boss after getting go-ahead from EFL over co-ownership of Salford. Manchester United icon Paul Scholes is set to be named Oldham 's new manager . The club's attempts to bring him in were met with problems with EFL

Former Manchester United manager Paul Scholes is set to be appointed Oldham Athletic manager . Anthony Wallace/Getty Images. 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

"Paul has won everything there is to win in football," said owner Abdallah Lemsagam. "He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see.

"It’s no secret how much he has wanted this job in the past and how much he loves this club, so I'm very happy to bring him into our family at Oldham Athletic."

Manchester United wished Scholes luck, saying in a message on Twitter: "Best of luck to Scholesy in his new role as first-team manager of @OfficialOAFC!"

Scholes, who owns a stake in non-league Salford, will step down from his role as director of the National League club.

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

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is set to be appointed manager of League Two side Oldham Athletic, sources have told ESPN. Ryan Giggs, who is now Wales boss, was the first when he was appointed caretaker manager at United following the sacking of David Moyes in 2014

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

"I couldn't be any happier at the minute," he told Oldham's official website. "It's been a while. Obviously there's been talk of it when I finished my (playing) career.

"It wasn't something I was quite ready to do and there's obviously been three or four times over the last six years where it could have happened and I've not been quite ready.

Scholes, a member of Manchester United's famed "Class of '92" alongside David Beckham and Ryan Giggs, said he wanted to entertain Oldham's fans.

"I want my team to be aggressive and focused on winning first and foremost," he said. "I know it's not going to happen every week, but I go into every game expecting to win."

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

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