The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By Jamie Holt

FOR­MER Eng­land and Manch­ester United mid­fielder Paul Sc­holes has re­vealed he turned down an of­fer to man­age Old­ham – but ex­pects to even­tu­ally end up in the Bound­ary Park dugout.

The Lat­ics have been search­ing for a new manager since Lee John­son left for Barns­ley last month.

For­mer boss Iain Dowie is the odds-on favourite to re­turn af­ter 12 years away from the north-west.

But while coach and TV pun­dit Sc­holes in­sisted the time wasn’t right to make the move, he be­lieves he will fill the Lat­ics’ hot-seat one day.

“It is no se­cret that Old­ham were in­ter­ested in ap­point­ing me as Lee John­son’s suc­ces­sor at the club, and it was an of­fer that re­ally tempted me,” he said.

“One day I be­lieve that I will man­age Old­ham, the club that my dad sup­ports and who are very close to my heart.”

Pen­guins use their feet to keep

their eggs off the cold ice

PLEDGE: Paul Sc­holes

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