Man Utd legend Scholes takes charge of first Oldham training session… before signing a one-and-a-half year deal

Scholes, 44, is taking on his first role in management with the League Two club and has already put his squad through their paces.

The former England midfielder received clearance from the EFL to take on the role on Friday – despite his links to Salford City.

After today's session, Scholes was officially announced as boss, with owner Abdallah Lemsagam sharing his excitement.

Lemsagam said: “Paul has won everything there is to win in football.

“He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see.

“It’s no secret how much he has wanted this job in the past and how much he loves this club, so I’m very happy to bring him into our family at Oldham Athletic.

“Paul will have my backing 100% and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club.”

Scholes is part-owner of the National League side, 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.

However, Scholes was granted permission and is will hold his first press conference at 2pm today.

Oldham – previously under the leadership of academy boss Pete Wild following Frankie Bunn's sacking in December – sit 14th in League Two.

The Latics beat Crawley 3-0 away on Saturday in their final game before Scholes took over.

Scholes is set to be officially announced as Boundary Park boss later this afternoon.

The 66-cap England man spent his entire playing career at Man Utd, playing 718 times and scoring 155 goals.

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