Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was today confirmed as the new manager of League Two side Oldham Athletic.
Scholes, who made over 700 appearances for the Red Devils, winning over 20 major titles, replaces Frankie Bunn who was relieved of his duties at the end of December.
Here's the news you've been waiting for…
— Oldham Athletic AFC (@OfficialOAFC) February 11, 2019
There had been speculation that his involvement with Non-League Salford City could have jeopardised the move but after receiving clearance from the EFL, it was confirmed.
The Latics are currently stuck in mid-table mediocrity with 30 matches played, nine points off the play-offs and 14 ahead of the relegation scrap.
The 44-year-old follows in the footsteps of Frank Lampard at Derby and Steven Gerrard at Rangers as legendary Premier League midfielders to step into management this season.
Whilst there is no guarantee that Scholes will be a success, given his lack of managerial experience, it is an appointment that largely excited Manchester United fans, although a few disagreed.
Here is what they had to say as their iconic player picked up the League Two job…
— Kerry Louise (@KerryKez7) February 11, 2019
Good luck Paul Scholes #MUFC
— BOMBER-MUFC (@nemoRable) February 11, 2019
Not sure I agree with Scholes going to Oldham as manager. Yes, it’s close to Manchester, but why even bother? Your legacy as a footballer is what you live off, not going to manage Oldham. If you’re that bothered about still being in the game, go be a coach at #MUFC
— Lewis Young (@Lewis_Young07) February 11, 2019
— Ben mather (@bwmather) February 11, 2019
Let's wish him all the success on his first mission. Mourinho starting a pundits job and Scholes starting a managerial job at the same time. Hope Mourinho analyse Scholes tactics and flaws just like how Scholes did to him. #mufc https://t.co/6kX6KAuEO4
— Hasib Khan Chowdhury (@Pritom_MUFC) February 11, 2019
— Conrad Allum (@ConradAllum) February 11, 2019
— Anthony Gayle (@AntonMUFC1991) February 10, 2019
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