Scholes resigns as Oldham manager, after just 31 days in charge

Paul Scholes has resigned from Oldham Athletic with immediate effect, after just 31 days in charge of the League Two club.

The former Manchester United midfielder was appointed as boss of the Latics on February 11, but remarkably after just over a month in charge he has called time on his first managerial experience.

The 44-year-old, who supported Oldham as boy, has claimed he has been forced to walk away from the role as he feels he is unable to “operate as intended” and has stated he was misled before taking job.

Scholes won his first match at the helm of his hometown club, but subsequently drew three and lost three games during his brief spell in charge.

The 44-year-old issued a statement, that read:

‘It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect.

“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. The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.

“In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role.

“I wish the fans, the players and the staff – who have been tremendous – all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.”

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