Manchester United great Scholes takes charge at Oldham

Paul Scholes- The role will be the former Manchester United player's first in management

The role will be the former Manchester United player's first in management Credit Getty Images

Oldham, 14th in League Two, were made to wait before confirming the appointment due to Scholes' involvement as part-owner of National League club Salford.

Sky Sports further reports that the only restriction to the 44-year-old is he will not be allowed to sign players from, or sell to, Salford City.

But Scholes has now been cleared to take charge of Oldham and his first game in charge will come at home to Yeovil Town on Tuesday.

"I think he will be watching results", said Scholes when asked about Mourinho.

Manchester United wished Scholes luck, saying in a message on Twitter: "Best of luck to Scholesy in his new role as first-team manager of @OfficialOAFC!"

"I was a United fan as a young kid but my dad was an Oldham fan so it was a lot easier to go and watch Oldham".

He added: "That is part of the thing that bugged me a little bit".

"I've left myself wide open because I have been quite critical".

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"If we are losing I am sure people will be popping up", he stated.

"I have never really understood why players and managers take notice of what pundits say anyway", continued Scholes.

"They're just giving an opinion on the game and get paid for doing so".

"I want my team to be aggressive and focused on winning first and foremost", he said. "When I'm not quite sure what to do I'll be looking to them for advice". "The only person I answer to is the owner".

Giggs is coach of Wales, Butt heads the United academy, Phil Neville leads the England women's team and Gary Neville had a brief stint in charge of Valencia between spells as England men's team assistant coach.

Scholes' first match in charge will see his new side host Yeovil Town on February 12 as they look to bridge the nine-point gap to thos now in the League Two play-off places.

There have been reports of interference in team affairs from club owner Abdallah Lemsagam and his brother Mohamed - the club's sporting director - but Scholes is adamant he will not accept that.

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