Man Utd legend Scholes set to take charge at Oldham after getting EFL clearance

League Two Oldham have targeted the Manchester United legend to be their new boss after sacking Frankie Bunn in December.

But their attempts to bring in the 44-year-old into his first managerial role met with problems with EFL regulations.

Scholes is part-owner of National League side Salford City, who are attempting to win promotion to football's fourth tier this season.

And rule 103.1.3 of the Football League handbook suggested that Oldham's appointment could breach their regulations about duel interest and ownership.

It states: "Except with the prior written consent of the (Football League) Board, no club may, either directly or indirectly, be involved in any capacity whatsoever in the management of administration of another football club."

Had Salford been promoted to League Two this season, then Scholes would potentially have faced having to sell his ten per cent stake in the club.

But it is understood that assurances have now been given over the situation and the EFL board are happy with the prospect of Salford and Oldham being in the same division next season.

It means the Latics are now free to go ahead with his appointment over the coming days if they decide to do so.

Currently the side, 15th in League Two, are being overseen by Pete Wild and preparing for the trip to Crawley.

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