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Man Utd legend Scholes: Is it worth becoming a manager?

Paul Scholes is unsure as to whether he will ever enter the world of football management.

Scholes was part of United's legendary Class of 92' squad which dominated English football for nearly two decades and while his fellow colleagues Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt have all dipped their toes into coaching and management, the 41-year-old does not seem to be keen on taking the same route.

Now Scholes has gone on to reveal that he is unsure as to whether he will ever try his hand at the coaching caper and has stated that the pressure on managers' shoulders these days makes him question whether it is worth it.

Scholes says in his new book, which is being serialised by The Guardian: "It's all about money and sponsorship in England these days rather than football, rather than entertainment.

"And I don't think that's just from the top teams either. I think it goes right down through the league. I know there is pressure on managers, but styles of play become so negative because managers are frightened of losing their jobs.

"If you lose three or four games on the trot obviously you're under big pressure and you're sacked and that makes them think: 'Right, do we need results or do we need to find a way of playing to entertain people?' It's rubbish. It spoils English football.

"I'd probably be sacked after five games if I was a manager, wouldn't I? I really don't know if I'll ever manage. I've done my Uefa B licence. I haven't done the A licence. I will get it done. But I'm just wondering, is it worth it? I haven't had any major offers."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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