Sheffield Wednesday manager and former Manchester United defender Steve Bruce has expressed his delight at the recent appointment of Paul Scholes at League Two side Oldham Athletic.
The 44-year old has recently followed in the footsteps of former England teammates Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard and taken the plunge into management at League Two side Oldham.
Bruce will know Scholes very well after his playing days at Old Trafford, and speaking to Sky Sports, the current Sheffield Wednesday boss expressed his delight for the former Red Devils midfielder at taking his first shot at management.
“It’s fantastic – there’s no doubt about it, like all of us, he’s missed the involvement with football and what it gives you. Scholesy as been of the best players in this country and certainly this generation.
“I’m glad he’s rolled his sleeves up and decided to get stuck into it and have a crack at it.”
Oldham currently sit 14th in the Sky Bet League Two table, nine points off the play-off places after just one win in their last four league games.
Bruce has made a fine start to life as Wednesday manager, going unbeaten in the Owls’ last two league games. Wednesday sit 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table, 11 points off the top six after a turbulent season thus far.
It’s a very big statement of intent from Oldham Athletic, but it could turn out to be a masterstroke by the Lancashire club aren’t a million miles off the play-off spots.
To bring a name like Scholes to the club, it is huge for the club, and he’ll bring a huge amount of playing experience to the role, which his players will admire.
Lampard and Gerrard have excelled at life as a manager, and Scholes can definitely follow in the footsteps.