Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
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Paul Scholes resigns as Oldham manager, gives reason

Paul Scholes resigns as Oldham manager, gives reason

Paul Scholes resigned as manager of Oldham Athletic via WhatsApp, Sky Sports News understands.

Scholes, who won Premier League and Champions League titles during a glittering playing career with United, was appointed as Oldham boss on a one-and-a-half-year deal on February 11.

"It is with great regret I have chose to leave the club with immediate effect".

But the 44-year-old has now had a taste of how hard management can be first-hand and fans joked on social media he may be forced to eat some humble pie after quitting his job this week.

"I was very surprised as he simply resigned by text on Wednesday afternoon and has refused to discuss matters that influenced him to make his decision".

"Management is a hard job and we would have worked with Paul to find solutions, had we been given the chance".

"We would like to place on record our thanks to Paul for his efforts during his spell in charge of the club and would like to wish him well for the future", the club said in a statement.

"I hope he's met someone at the club and told them he's resigning".

One fan joked: "I bet Mourinho is pissing himself, ' after the news of Scholes" resignation filtered through on Thursday night.

"Obviously it looks like a miscommunication between Paul and the owner".

But his first managerial job has ended in less auspicious circumstances.

"Now, employers are going to look and think 'well, is he going to walk away again?'".

Scholes drew three and lost the remaining during his short reign at Boundary Park barely 31 days after being named manager of the lower division club.

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