Scholes stuns Oldham Athletic by quitting after just 31 days

PAUL Scholes has stunned Oldham by quitting as manager after just 31 days in charge.

Paul Scholes has left Oldham Athletic after just 31 days

The former Manchester United star, who won just one of his seven games in charge, stepped down from Boundary Park after claiming he could not work how he wanted to.

Owner Abdallah Lemsagam will now lead the hunt for a new manager, with a temporary boss expected to be in charge for Saturday’s League Two game against Tranmere Rovers.

Scholes said in a statement: “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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