United legend lined up to be Oldham boss
PAUL Scholes has been interviewed for the Oldham manager’s job.
M.E.N. Sport understands that club officials met with the United legend and his agent at an undisclosed location yesterday morning to discuss the role.
Scholes is up against another former United man, Richie Wellens, to land the top job at the club following the departure of John Sheridan.
Former Holland star Clarence Seedorf has also been interviewed for the job at the League One club.
Wellens, who has won all three matches in charge since taking over from Sheridan on a temporary basis, will take charge of Oldham for their home match against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and is also a leading contender for the role himself having attracted the backing of his players following the winning run. As reported in M.E.N. Sport, Oldham chairman Simon Corney arrived in the country on Tuesday and a board meeting is due to be held next week. The ambitious move for Scholes comes despite financial difficulties at the club which has seen September’s wages paid late to players and staff. It is hoped that a potential new investor, Moroccan businessman Abdallah Lemsagam, can be brought in to ease such issues going forward. Scholes travelled the country to watch Oldham as a child during the Joe Royle glory days. He has been a regular watcher at home matches over the last few years and has come in to assist with training sessions in the past.
United legend Paul Scholes has been interviewed for the Oldham job