Scholes in talks with Oldham
Paul Scholes has become the latest high-profile former player to hold talks with Oldham Athletic over their vacant manager’s job.
The former Manchester United and England midfielder, who is a lifelong Oldham fan and attends matches, was interviewed by the League One club yesterday morning.
Scholes turned down the chance to become manager in 2015 in the belief that the timing was not right, but chairman Simon Corney has claimed publicly in the past that he believes the 42-year-old will one day manage the club.
Corney and Scholes remain in regular contact and Scholes has held training sessions with the club’s youth teams as he undertakes his Uefa coaching badges. He briefly worked with United’s under-19 team in 2013-14 and temporarily joined the club’s backroom staff when Ryan Giggs replaced David Moyes as first-team manager on an interim basis that season.
Most of Scholes’s time at present is taken up as a media pundit for BT Sport and as co-owner of nonleague Salford City.
Oldham have been without a manager since the departure of John Sheridan on Sept 25 and have also held talks with Clarence Seedorf, the former Real Madrid, AC Milan and Ajax midfielder who won four European Cups as a player.
He has had short-lived managerial stints at Milan and Shenzhen FC in China.
Richie Wellens, another former United midfielder, has impressed club officials since being placed in temporary charge following Sheridan’s exit with three successive wins, and could yet get the job on a permanent basis.