Scholes charged by English FA for alleged betting breaches

Paul Scholes hit with betting charge

Paul Scholes hit with betting charge

Former England midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA's Betting Rules.

Between August 17th, 2015 and January 12th, 2019 - the time period for which the charge has been brought - Scholes assumed the role of co-owner at the greater Manchester non-league club, who have fired themselves to the brink of the Football League under the watchful eye of Scholes and his fellow Class of '92 comrades.

It is believed that Scholes' offence is more likely to result in a fine and warning rather than lengthy suspension. "He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge".

Scholes retains a 10-per cent stake in Salford.

Scholes was Oldham manager for a month before quitting in March saying his position at the Sky Bet League Two club had become untenable. He, however, quit after 31 days in charge.

The English FA in recent years has charged numerous high profile figures in the game after betting infractions.

In July 2017, the FA cut Joey Barton's ban from all football activity over betting breaches from 18 months to 13 months after the player appealed against the length of the sanction.