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Former Man Utd midfielder Scholes named Oldham coach

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes has been named manager of League Two club Oldham Athletic.

Scholes, 44, has taken his first managerial role, signing a one-and-a-half-year contract with the team he supported as a boy.

He was cleared by the English Football League to take the role, despite holding a 10% stake in Salford City.

The National League side have confirmed he has resigned as a director, but will retain his shareholding.

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“Oldham Athletic are delighted to announce footballing legend Paul Scholes as the new first-team manager on a one-and-a-half-year-deal,” the club said in a statement.

“Paul has won everything there is to win in football,” said owner Abdallah Lemsagam. “He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see.

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“It’s no secret how much he has wanted this job in the past and how much he loves this club, so I’m very happy to bring him into our family at Oldham Athletic.”

Scholes is due to speak to the press later on Monday.

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