Paul Scholes appointed as Oldham Athletic manager

Ex-Manchester United midfielder and football pundit, Paul Scholes, has been appointed as the new manager for Oldham Athletic football club.

Scholes or “Scholesy” as he was fondly called by the Manchester United faithful spent his entire profession career with Manchester United playing more than 700 games and scoring over 150 goals under Sir Alex Ferguson between 1993 and 2013.

Paul Scholes has said that the time is right to take his first steps into management further adding that, “I would not be here if I didn’t feel excited by the team”. He has signed an 18 month deal to help the League Two side earn promotion into League One.

Scholes – a boyhood Oldham supporter – was 19-years-old when the club last played in the Premier League, but says they must retain the ambition of moving back up the football ladder.

His biggest challenge will be to turn his scathing punditry and criticism of other teams into real performances for his new team. In his first press conference, he has alluded to the fact that he will be looking to get some pointers from fellow ex-teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjær Man Utd’s current manager.

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