Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Owner Surprised by Scholes' Departure

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Owner Surprised by Scholes' Departure

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OLDHAM Athletic owner Abdallah Lemsagam sayd he is surprised and disappointed by Paul Scholes' sudden decision to resign as manager. The former United midfielder quit on Thursday evening after just 31 days in charge, saying he had been misled over the amount of control he would have at Boundary Park.

Lemsagam said: "Both myself and the staff at the club gave Paul all the support and autonomy he asked for.

"I was always supportive of any decisions Paul made or consulted me on, reassuring him that he was the man in charge.

"I continued to encourage him despite the results and reassured him that his job was secure.

"He did not raise any concerns at all about the team or any other matters informally or formally, prior to his resignation. …

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