Paul Scholes: Manchester United legend resigns as Oldham manager after just 31 days in charge

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SHOCK DEPARTURE

Scholes won one match, drew three and lost three in his short spell at Boundary Park

Manchester United great Paul Scholes has resigned as Oldham manager after just 31 days in charge.

Scholes, 44, was appointed manager of the League Two club last month.

Scholes suggested broken promises were the reason for his departure

Scholes suggested broken promises were the reason for his departure

He won his first match at the helm of his hometown club, but subsequently drew three and lost three.

In a statement, the former England midfielder said on Thursday: “It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect.”

Scholes was appointed as Oldham boss on a one-and-a-half-year deal on February 11. He resigned as a club director at Salford, while retaining his 10 per cent stake, before taking the job.

Scholes added: “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.”

Oldham are currently 14th in League Two

Oldham are currently 14th in League Two

Scholes was appointed as Oldham boss on a one-and-a-half-year deal on February 11.

He resigned as a club director at Salford, while retaining his 10 per cent stake, before taking the job.

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