Paul Scholes has taken over as temporary manager of Salford City after Graham Alexander was sacked.
Alexander was relieved of his duties on Monday morning despite leading his Salford side to 5th in the League Two table after making an unbeaten start to the new campaign with nine points from their opening five league fixtures,
The Ammies inexplicably squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, but the departure of Alexander, who led Salford into the Football League for the first time in 2019, comes as surprising news.
The Manchester-based outfit are owned by the Class of 92, which includes Scholes, whose own personal experience of management came during a disastrous spell at the beginning of 2019 when he was briefly in charge of Oldham Athletic.
Scholes lasted a little more than four weeks at Boundary Park after tasting victory in just one of his seven matches in charge before resigning.
It’s safe to say there’s been an angry reaction on Twitter and you can see some of the best responses to Salford’s shock decision below.
Graham Alexander has Salford sitting in 5th place with only 5 games gone.
Hardly horrific form?
Part owner of the club Paul Scholes in. That doesn’t seem right…
— Football CFB (@FootballCFB) October 12, 2020
Wow 🤯 i didnt see this coming Gutted
— Broughton (@BroughtonM7) October 12, 2020
Salford are unbeaten what the hell is going on? Scholes management career includes about a week in charge of Oldham. Will he sack himself?
— Kevin G Conroy🇪🇺🧑🏻🦽 (@KevGeo2011) October 12, 2020
What a downgrade for Salford
— Crouchy (@ClaretCrouch) October 12, 2020
You’re telling me they’ve sacked Graham Alexander who has them fifth in League Two because Paul Scholes just fancies another crack at management?
Terrible decision https://t.co/sZW88MjKx1
— jack 👁️⃤ (@pnefctucker) October 12, 2020
Strange decision, putting Scholes in charge too.. https://t.co/MGWqShjYL3
— James (@JamesBrightling) October 12, 2020
Salford fire Graham Alexander to replace him with Paul Scholes, a man who *checks notes* resigned from his only managerial position after a month and only winning 1 in 7 games https://t.co/RiTUYK5lng
— Lewis (@Lewis_Welham23) October 12, 2020
Paul Scholes, good player but a tit away from football. Walked away from Oldham because he can’t hack it. Alexander unbeaten this season. The equivalent of Boris giving his mate a top job without experience
— David Hickey (@hickey_dave) October 12, 2020