Paul Scholes interviewed for Oldham managerial vacancy

The former England international scored 155 goals in 718 appearances at Old Trafford

Scholes met officials from the League One side on Wednesday morning to discuss the possibility of replacing John Sheridan, who was sacked last month.

However, the Welshman could be pipped to the post by former Man Utd teammate and fellow novice manager, Paul Scholes, who has emerged as the new favourite for the Oldham job.

The Lactics have won three consecutive games in all competitions under caretaker manager Richie Wellens, who like Scholes is a product of the Old Trafford youth system.

Since Sheridan's departure, the club has been run on an interim basis by former player Wellens.

Scholes lives in the town and has been spotted at Boundary Park a number of times over the years. Oldham now lie in 19th position in League One and a takeover of the club remains ongoing.

The Latics have since interviewed Clarence Seedorf and Steven Pressley for the vacant role in recent weeks, but could Scholes be their man?

A combination of the pair can not be ruled out, although Wellens is keen to carry on the work he feels he has already started.

Senior players have requested a meeting with chairman Simon Corney, which is set to take place on Thursday.

His experience and reputation in the world of football will no doubt make Paul Scholes an enticing prospect for Oldham Athletic, who will be desperate to continue raising morale and secure their future in the English third tier. "I just did not feel this was the right time". Rules state that a person may not have an association with two clubs, although permission can be sought.

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