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Oldham manager leaves after just 31 days in charge – club late in announcing it

Oldham Athletic have today lost yet another first team manager as Paul Scholes has left the club after just 31 days in charge.

The former Manchester United player took over on the 11th of February and managed just seven games, winning only one, drew three and lost three.

They now sit 14th in the League Two table, just 9 points off the playoff zone and 16 clear from the relegation zone.

Bizarrely, reports broke out about the departure before Oldham even posted about it on their social media and website. Instead they put up an article on their Newport County game being re-arranged due to international call-ups.

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Scholes said in a statement as quoted by BBC Sport: “It unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role,” he continued.

“I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I’ve supported all my life. The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role,” he added.

“I wish the fans, the players and the staff – who have been tremendous – all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.”

Nearly 40 minutes after reports including Paul Scholes’ statement came out, Oldham then posted an update.

They said: “Oldham Athletic Football Club can confirm that Paul Scholes has resigned from his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect.

“We would like to place on record our thanks to Paul for his efforts during his spell in charge of the club and would like to wish him well for the future.

“An update on the permanent replacement will be made as soon as possible.”

 

Fans have since taken to Twitter to give their furious reaction with one suggesting they won’t be renewing their season ticket next season, others wanted their owner out – check out what they said on the next page.

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