League Two side Oldham Athletic has appointed former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes as their manager on an 18-month contract.
Scholes is expected to commence work at Boundary Park on Monday with the club unveiling him at an official press conference.
The United legend has resigned from his role as director of Salford City although he retains his 10 per cent share in the club.
— Oldham Athletic AFC (@OfficialOAFC) February 11, 2019
Former Oldham coach Mick Priest will be Scholes’ assistant as he embarks upon his first managerial role.
“Paul has won everything there is to win in football,” Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam said.
“He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see.
“It’s no secret how much he has wanted this job in the past and how much he loves this club, so I’m very happy to bring him into our family at Oldham Athletic.
“Paul will have my backing 100 per cent and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club.”
"It is great to have the best manager the world has ever seen on the end of the phone"
New Oldham manager Paul Scholes will be utilising his vastly experienced connections.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 11, 2019
Sky Sports News understands the only restriction to the 44-year-old taking over as manager of Oldham is he will not be allowed to sign players from, or sell to, Salford City.
Academy head coach Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge at the Latics since Frankie Bunn’s sacking on 27 December.