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Paul Scholes appointed manager of Oldham Athletic

Scholes resigns as director of Salford City but retains 10 per cent share in club

New Oldham Athletic manager Paul Scholes poses for photos after his press conference at Boundary Park
Image: Paul Scholes has been unveiled as the new Oldham Athletic manager

Paul Scholes has been appointed manager of League Two side Oldham Athletic on an 18-month contract.

The former Manchester United midfielder begins work at Boundary Park on Monday with the club unveiling him at an official press conference on Monday afternoon.

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Scholes has resigned from his role as director of Salford City although he retains his 10 per cent share in the club.

Former Oldham coach Mick Priest will be Scholes' assistant as he embarks upon his first managerial role.

"Paul has won everything there is to win in football," Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam said.

"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.

Paul Scholes
Image: Scholes won 11 Premier League titles as a player

"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.

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"Paul will have my backing 100 per cent and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club."

An EFL board meeting decided last week there was not a conflict of interests because of Scholes' 10 per cent stake in Salford City who, despite playing in the National League, are fighting for promotion to League Two.

Sky Sports News understands the only restriction to the 44-year-old taking over as manager of Oldham is he will not be allowed to sign players from, or sell to, Salford City.

Academy head coach Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge at the Latics since Frankie Bunn's sacking on 27 December.

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