Paul Scholes appointed new Oldham Athletic manager

Paul Scholes is expected to be named manager of Sky Bet League Two side Oldham

With Scholes owning 10% of Salford, he has required clearance from the Football League to take another role - as rules prevent a person filling positions at two clubs at the same time.

Scholes, upon his unveiling at Oldham on Monday, was inevitably asked how he'd react to any potential future comments from pundits including Mourinho, who yesterday revealed he'd be returning to football in a new role.

Sky Sports further reports that the only restriction to the 44-year-old is he will not be allowed to sign players from, or sell to, Salford City.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is close to landing first managerial job after being cleared by the English Football league board.

A 3-0 victory at Crawley Town on Saturday was Oldham's first in the league since New Year's Day and they are 14th in the table - nine points off the playoff spots.

He added: "That is part of the thing that bugged me a little bit". I wanted to get into it [management] anyway but I have left myself wide open.

"I think he'll (Mourinho) be watching results, whether he'll be watching the games I'm not too sure", said Scholes in quotes via The Mirror.

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"I have never really understood why players and managers take notice of what pundits say anyway".

"I just feel ready".

"If anyone wants to have a dig at me, I won't be taking any notice".

Speaking about the appointment, Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam said: "Paul has won everything there is to win in football".

Giggs is coach of Wales, Butt heads the United academy, Phil Neville leads the England women's team and Gary Neville had a brief stint in charge of Valencia between spells as England men's team assistant coach.

Scholes takes charge of Oldham for the first time tonight when they host struggling Yeovil, a side that have lost their last four games on the spin.

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