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Scholes confirmed as Oldham’s new manager
By Eurosport

11/02/2019 at 19:46Updated 11/02/2019 at 21:37

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been confirmed as the new boss of League Two side Oldham.

The 44-year-old had been reported as the new manager of the club over the weekend but has now been confirmed.

Oldham sacked Frankie Bunn in December and academy coach Pete Wild had been in caretaker charge prior to Scholes' appointment.

Scholes was cleared to take the role after the EFL held a board meeting to ascertain whether there would be a conflict of interest as he owns a 10 per cent stake in National League club Salford.

Salford are vying for promotion, and if they are promoted to the Football League for the first time they could be in direct competition with Sky Bet League Two side Oldham next season.

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But the governing body ruled Scholes’ background interest at Salford – also part-owned by former Manchester United team-mates David Beckham, Nicky Butt plus Gary and Phil Neville – would not be an issue.

The Latics are 14th in League Two, nine points off the play-offs and 13 clear of relegation.

Additional reporting from PA Sport

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