OFFICIAL: Paul Scholes appointed Oldham Athletic boss
- Scholes is at Oldham Athletic on a 1,5-year deal.
- He used to support this club.
- The club owner gives Scholes a 100 per cent support.
Paul Scholes has been unveiled as new Oldham Athletic head coach and has already held a training session on Monday. His first contract in management will last a year and a half.
Latics are currently 14th in League One, 9 points shy of a Championship playoff promotion zone. Although Scholes spent his entire career at Manchester United, his boyhood club was Oldham.
Club owner Abdallah Lemsagam said: ''Paul has won everything there is to win in football. He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see.
''It’s no secret how much he has wanted this job in the past and how much he loves this club, so I’m very happy to bring him into our family at Oldham Athletic. Paul will have my backing 100% and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club.''
Manchester United have also wished the former player all the best:
Paul spent 19 seasons at Old Trafford in two spells totalling 718 senior appearances.