Paul Scholes has resigned as manager of Oldham Athletic

Paul Scholes' Oldham reign ended abruptly

Paul Scholes' Oldham reign ended abruptly

Oldham are now 14th in League Two, having picked up just six points in seven games under Scholes, with his sole win coming against Yeovil Town in his first game as manager.

Oldham are yet to confirm his departure from Boundary Park and are due to visit Exeter City in the Grecians final game of the 2018/19 season.

But after seven games, three defeats and three draws, Scholes called it a day suggesting that he was not able to do the role as he intended.

Another fan wrote (tongue in cheek, mind): 'Luckily for Paul Scholes, Jose Mourinho is not the type to remember everything he said about him during his time at Manchester United then bring up his subsequent short stint at Oldham Athletic when the opportunity arises.

But Scholes has stepped down from his post, hinting at communication problems with the club's board.

Scholes said in a statement that he had taken the decision with "great regret".

Scholes, who spent his entire playing career at United and played 66 times for England, won 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions League crowns before retiring in 2013. "The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role", he added. However, after barely a month in charge, he's left the club.

Scholes, 44, was appointed Oldham Athletic manager on a one-and-a-half-year contract in early February but has stepped down just over a month later.

'An update on the permanent replacement will be made as soon as possible'.

Whether the former England worldwide decides to continue in management or return to punditry remains to be seen.

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