Sky Bet League One outfit Oldham Athletic are set to swoop for former Manchester United star Paul Scholes and tempt him into management, according to Oddschanger.
The 40-year-old Red Devils legend has been plying his trade as a pundit on ITV and BT Sport recently, and Oldham are eager to bring Scholes into professional management.
According to FLW sources, Oldham boss Lee Johnson is set to leave the club to take over at fellow League One outfit Barnsley.
The Latics currently sit in ninth place in Sky Bet League One, having accumulated 43 points from 31 league games.
Oldham have been in inconsistent form of late, and have lost their previous two league games.
The club were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Leyton Orient at the Matchroom Stadium last Saturday, and after the match Latics boss Lee Johnson admitted the team played well but it wasn’t enough.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Johnson said: “I thought the lads, individually, played well and I thought we kept going right to the end.
“It was a game that was won on the little events. I’m talking about a couple of little referee decisions which gave them a head of steam.
“If I have got a criticisms of us, it’s just that little soft underbelly. When it comes to the business end of the season you have got to have men and you’ve got to have leaders.
It is uncertain as to whether Paul Scholes would be interested in such a proposition, but it could be an an opportunity that the ex-United midfielder could relish.