Paul Scholes appointed manager of Oldham

News -->

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been appointed as manager of Oldham Athletic, the club announced on Monday.

Scholes, 44, is taking on his first managerial role, signing a contract with the club he supported as a boy after spending his entire playing career at Old Trafford.

The former Premier League club are languishing in mid-table in League Two, the fourth tier of the English game.

"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.

"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.

 

 

Reader's Comments

LATEST STORIES

Brainchild BCW changes name to Burson
business By Kenneth Kazibwe
2 hours ago
Brainchild BCW changes name to Burson
Jinja charity braces for Day of the African Child
news By Lindah Nduwumwami
7 hours ago
Jinja charity braces for Day of the African Child
Demand and prices of commodities plummet
business By Victor Tayebwa
7 hours ago
Demand and prices of commodities plummet
Museveni: Who do corrupt people think they are?
news By Shamim Nabakooza
8 hours ago
Museveni: Who do corrupt people think they are?
Museveni praises longest serving finance minister Kasaija
top-stories By Victoria Bagaaya
8 hours ago
Museveni praises longest serving finance minister Kasaija

Collection of signatures ends on Friday - MP Ssekikubo
news By Sam Ibanda Mugabi
12 hours ago
Collection of signatures ends on Friday - MP Ssekikubo
Kenya: Policeman shoots magistrate in open court
top-stories By NP admin
12 hours ago
Kenya: Policeman shoots magistrate in open court
Buganda agricultural expo opens in Luweero
agriculture By Consolata Taaka
14 hours ago
Buganda agricultural expo opens in Luweero
Uganda’s economy to grow by 6% - Kasaija
business By Kenneth Kazibwe
15 hours ago
Uganda’s economy to grow by 6% - Kasaija
How govt plans to use Shs2.9tn to fix ailing health sector
top-stories By Henry Mugenyi
15 hours ago
How govt plans to use Shs2.9tn to fix ailing health sector