Could Paul Scholes Start His Managerial Career At Oldham?by Mick Bates / 27 February 2015, 12:13Tweet
According to an article in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week League One side Oldham Athletic are keen for former Manchester United & England player Paul Scholes to take on the manager reigns following the exit of Lee Johnson, who has switched to League One rivals Barnsley.
Scholes however has had no full time manager experience bar a short-term role as caretaker for Northern Premier League side Salford City, a team he owns a 10% stake in along with former Manchester United players Phillip & Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs along with 50% shareholder Peter Lim.
No formal approach is thought to have been made by Oldham for Scholes but he is a good friend of Oldham chairman Simon Corney and he has been a Latics fans since childhood, this may give him the fans vote but the League One club are understood not to be in a rush to make a managerial appointment. They would probably prefer a manager with some experience such as Dean Holden who has been handed caretaker charge of the club assisted by Adam Lockwood.
Holden is currently odds on to be the next Oldham Athletic manager, he is followed in the pecking order by Scholes at odds of around 2/1 but do expect this to change in the coming days.