Paul Scholes resigns as Oldham manager

Paul Scholes' Oldham reign ended abruptly

Paul Scholes' Oldham reign ended abruptly

Scholes joined Oldham on February 11th 2019 on a one-and-a-half-year-deal, but the club have confirmed that the 44-year-old has now left his post at the Latics with immediate affect.

Oldham are now 14th in League Two, having picked up just six points in seven games under Scholes, with his sole win coming against Yeovil Town in his first game as manager.

The former Manchester United midfielder took over at his local club last month, with Oldham stranded in mid table in the bottom tier of the Football League.

He resigned as a club director at non-league Salford, while retaining his 10 percent stake, before taking the job.

"I hoped to, at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I've supported all my life", he said. "The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role", he added.

'We would like to place on record our thanks to Paul for his efforts during his spell in charge of the club and would like to wish him well for the future.

"I wish the fans, the players and the staff - who have been tremendous - all the best for the season and I will continue to watch and support the club as a fan".

Paul Scholes has quit as Oldham's manager after 31 days, claiming he has not been able to operate as he had been led to believe.

But his first managerial job has ended in less auspicious circumstances.

Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham Athletic manager.