Paul Scholes Resigns From His Role As Oldham Manager Just After 31 Days

Paul Scholes Resigns From His Role As Oldham Manager Just After 31 Days

Paul Scholes has left his position as head coach of Oldham Athletic with immediate effect just after one month.

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has left his position as manager of Oldham Athletic with immediate effect.

The former Red Devils midfield maestro left the club he supported as a boy just 31 days after he was appointed.

The 44-year-old left his position as a club director at Salford, while retaining his 10 per cent stake, before taking the job with the Latics last month.

Since his appointment, Oldham have won just once, drawn three times and lost three times. They are currently 14th in the League Two table

The ex-Three Lions star claims he is leaving because he has not been allowed to work the way he intended.

His statement read: "I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I've supported all my life. The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.

"In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role.

The club has followed up Scholes' statement with theirs, thanking him for his time with them while also wishing him success in future endeavours.

"Oldham Athletic Football Club can confirm that Paul Scholes has resigned from his position as first team manager with immediate effect.

"We would like to place on record our thanks to Paul for his efforts during his spell in charge of the club and would like to wish him well for the future.

"An update on the permanent replacement will be made as soon as possible," the club's statement read.

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