Paul Scholes: Oldham Athletic name ex-Man Utd midfielder as manager

Paul Scholes won 11 Premier League titles with Manchester United

Paul Scholes has been named manager of League Two club Oldham Athletic.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder, 44, has taken his first managerial role, signing a one-and-a-half-year contract with the team he supported as a boy.

He was cleared by the English Football League to take the role, despite holding a 10% stake in Salford City.

The National League side have confirmed he has resigned as a director, but will retain his shareholding.

“Although Paul was never operational in Salford City he will resign as a director of the football club, allowing him to focus completely on his new role at Oldham,” Salford said in a statement.