Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Scholes Wanted Latics Job

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Scholes Wanted Latics Job

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PAUL Scholes has admitted he wanted the Oldham Athletic job. The former United midfielder met with Latics officials to discuss the managerial vacancy, but in the end the 42-year-old opted to endorse the claims of new boss Richie Wellens.

Wellens, who came through the ranks as a player at Old Trafford, was appointed on a permanent basis on Wednesday after an eye-catching run of four wins and a draw while in interim control of the team following the departure of John Sheridan. Scholes said: "I wanted the job and I was interviewed for the job.

"I had a good chat with Mark (Moisley) the chief executive and Simon Corney the owner and I think the chat went well. Obviously, there were other people interviewed for the job but they could not ignore what Rick has done."

Scholes, who would also have taken on a role similar to a director of football had he been given the nod to come on board, admitted he had been impressed by Wellens' own claim. …

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