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League Two side cleared to name Man Utd legend as manager by EFL

Paul Scholes could become the latest former Manchester United to try his hand at management, reports Sky Sports.

While EFL rules prevent an individual holding roles are more than one club without consulting the board, Scholes has been cleared to become manager of League Two side Oldham Athletic, the club he followed as a child.

The 44-year-old already owns a 10% stake in Salford City with five former Manchester United teammates: Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham. They are joined by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, who owns a majority stake of 40%.

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Scholes will be relieved the issue has now been resolved, meaning he is now free to take up the job at Boundary Park if and when it is offered, but nothing is set in stone yet.

While he has little experience in management, Scholes would have learned a lot from being managed by Sir Alex Ferguson throughout his club career, as well as spending four games as part of Ryan Giggs’ backroom team when he took interim charge at United following David Moyes’ sacking in 2014.

Nowadays Scholes works as a pundit for BT Sport – usually offering valuable insight on things United.

If Scholes gets the job we’ll be keeping a closer eye on Oldham. After all his criticism of José Mourinho, there will be people waiting to pick at bits of his managerial work.

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