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Paul Scholes leaves role as manager of League Two side Oldham

Paul Scholes at his unveiling as Oldham manager (Barrington Coombs/PA)
Paul Scholes at his unveiling as Oldham manager (Barrington Coombs/PA)
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Paul Scholes has resigned from his role as manager at Oldham Athletic after just over a month in charge.

Manchester United legend Scholes was appointed manager at the Latics on February 11 and in that time he won just one of the seven games he was in charge for.

Oldham are mired in mid-table obscurity in League Two and it was hoped that the hiring of Scholes would spark an upturn in fortunes going forward.

However, the 44-year-old's reign never got going, and after he won his opening game in charge against Yeovil Town, all he could manage in the following six games were three draws and three defeats.

As a result, Oldham lie 14th in League Two, likely safe from relegation but a long way off the play-off spots.

"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," Scholes said in a statement.

"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.

"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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