Oldham Athletic pursue Paul Scholes for manager's job

Scholes has been working in television as a pundit since retiring from playing back in 2012

Oldham, without a manager since the departure of John Sheridan on September 25, declined to comment.

Paul Scholes was interviewed for the Oldham Athletic manager's job on Wednesday morning, with the club now deciding whether to give the former Manchester United and England midfielder the role.

42-year-old Scholes, who retired from playing in 2013 after winning 11 Premier Leagues and two Champions Leagues among other trophies at Manchester United, was a boyhood fan of Oldham and has worked previously with the town council.

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Richie Wellens is the caretaker boss and is also a candidate for the full-time role. Wellens has led Latics to three straight victories since taking the helm, following impressive victories at home to high flyers Peterborough United and away at Portsmouth.

Oldham are now 19th in League One and a takeover remains ongoing.

Scholes grew up in the Oldham area and has been a regular at Boundary Park since retiring.

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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.

Most of Scholes's time at present is taken up as a media pundit for BT Sport and as co-owner of non-league Salford City.

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In a column for the Independent newspaper at the time, Scholes wrote: "One day I believe that I will manage Oldham, the club that my dad supports and who are very close to my heart". Rules state that a person may not have an association with two clubs, although permission can be sought.

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