Manchester United legend Paul Scholes refuses to break his silence on speculation linking with the manager’s job at Oldham Athletic
The 44-year-old’s name has reportedly emerged on the shortlist at Oldham to replace the fired Freddie Bunn in the League Two.
The Latics controversially fired Bunn by email at the end of last year with the club down in 12th-place in the standings and seven points off a playoff spot for promotion to the Championship.
And Scholes, who is understood to be interested in giving coaching a go in the near future, downplayed reports that Oldham are ready to name him their new manager.
“I have made no secret one day I do want to get back into football in some form of coaching,” said Scholes, according to Daily Mail.
“If that’s Oldham I don’t know. I’ve nothing to report on that, if that’s a year, two years I don’t know.
“If that will conflict with Salford [City] I don’t know as of yet. I am not too clear what the rules are.”
The former England midfielder has been busy working as a pundit on BT Sport since retiring in 2013 after winning his 11th Premier League title at United.
While he’s relatively enjoyed his work on national television, however, Scholes doesn’t feel fulfilled in the role.
“The media stuff I have half-enjoyed doing it but it’s not the same as being involved with a club every day,” he added.
“When you leave school after 20 years you want to achieve something and I feel like that’s been lost in the last four to five years.”
Scholes was speaking at a press conference today to announce former team-mate David Beckham‘s arrival as a joint-owner of Salford City.
The former England captain has purchased a 10% stake of the National League side and will combine the role with his duties at new club Inter Miami FC in the MLS.