Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
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Paul Scholes gets permission to take Oldham job after EFL checks

Paul Scholes gets permission to take Oldham job after EFL checks

It states: "Except with the prior written consent of the (Football League) Board, no club may, either directly or indirectly, be involved in any capacity whatsoever in the management of administration of another football club".

Paul Scholes, pictured playing for Manchester United Legends, is clear to take the Oldham manager's job despite his stake in National League Salford (Niall Carson/PA Images).

It is understood that the multiple time Premier League victor has already held talks with the club to replace former manager Frankie Bunn, who was sacked in December of 2018.

Although this appears to have delayed Scholes' arrival at Boundary Park, it now seems the matter has been resolved, freeing the 44-year-old to take charge of the club he supported as a boy.


The League 2 club have made no secret of their hopes to make the former Manchester United player the top man since sacking Frankie Bunn in December.

He has most recently been working as a television pundit for BT Sport.

He was part of Ryan Giggs' backroom team after the sack of former boss in 2014 owing to poor results.

However, owner Abdallah Lemsagam moved to appoint a full time manager and will turn to Oldham-born Scholes on a full-time basis - his first game in charge will be Yeovil at home next Tuesday with Wild likely to be caretaker-manager for Saturday's clash at Crawley.

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