According to reports, Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes could soon make a return to management after holding talks with League Two side Oldham Athletic, over a year since missing out on the same job.
Scholes is in pole position to land the job at the Manchester-based club from Pete Wild who was appointed caretaker manager after the sacking of Frankie Bunn. The former England midfielder was in attendance as he watched Macclesfield beat Oldham 2-1 over the weekend.
Oldham chairman Abdallah Lesagam is currently in Dubai and is expected back in the country on Monday, when he will make a decision on the new manager. Scholes was briefly joint-caretaker manager of Salford, with Phil Neville, in 2015. The former United midfielder is a boyhood Oldham fan and was also interviewed by the club for the manager’s job in October 2017 – when he missed out to Richie Wellens.
Born 16 November 1974), Paul Scholes is an English former footballer who played his entire professional career for Manchester United. He is currently co-owner of Salford City and a television pundit for BT Sport. Scholes is regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation. Scholes came through the Manchester United youth academy as one of Fergie’s Fledglings (a group of players recruited by Manchester United under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson). Scholes made his full debut for Manchester United in the 1994–95 season. He went on to make 718 appearances for United, the third-highest number of appearances by any player for the club.