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Former Man Utd midfielder Scholes in Oldham manager talks

Former Man Utd midfielder Scholes in Oldham manager talks

Paul Scholes won 11 Premier League titles with Manchester UnitedOldham Athletic are in talks with former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes regarding their vacant manager role.The League Two Latics are looking to appoint a successor to Frankie Bunn, who was sacked on 27 December.Scholes, 44, has a lifelong affinity with the club and attended Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town.
Since retiring in 2013, he has not managed in the English Football League.Academy boss Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge at Boundary Park.There could be an issue regarding Scholes' co-ownership of Salford City, who are third in the National League and chasing promotion to League Two.United legend Scholes told BBC Radio Manchester he was interviewed previously for the Oldham job, when former boss Richie Wellens was appointed in October 2017.Oldham dismissed Bunn last month following their 6-0 defeat by Carlisle United. He had only been appointed last summer.Since then, under caretaker boss Wild, they have won two of their four league games and stunned Premier League side Fulham in the FA Cup third round.Scholes made 718 appearances for Manchester United, including 499 in the Premier League, and scored 155 goals for the Old Trafford club.He also played 66 times for England, retiring after Euro 2004 to focus on his club career.After he finished playing, Scholes was part of the five-strong Manchester United Class of '92 to buy a controlling stake in Salford City and was briefly joint caretaker manager, with Phil Neville, in 2015.That, along with a short spell on the United coaching staff when Ryan Giggs took temporary charge following David Moyes' sacking in 2014, remains his only experience in the dugout.
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