United leg­end lined up to be Old­ham boss

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By MATT CHAM­BERS

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

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