Premier League legend Paul Scholes announced as Oldham manager

Paul Scholes is expected to be named manager of Sky Bet League Two side Oldham

The former England midfielder will bring in the former Latics coach Mick Priest as his assistant with his first match in charge Tuesday evening's league encounter with Yeovil.

Manchester United's legend Paul Scholes has been appointed Oldham Athletic manager putting an end to a stand off over his involvement with EFL's Salford City.

According to Sky Sports, Scholes will be unveiled to the club fans the same day after which he will hold his first press conference.

It is believed 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.

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Scholes comes into the club following the sacking of Frankie Bunn back in December after Latics were thumped 6-0 at Carlisle United.

The club has confirmed that Scholes will take the job following concern that the former United midfielder may have a "conflict of interest" owing to his connections in English non-league football.

"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.

According to BBC, EFL laws frown at anyone with dual roles with two clubs at the same time without the prior consent of the board.

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