Scholes turns down England for Florida coaching session
Manchester United star Paul Scholes, who declined an invitation to come out of international retirement and be part of England's World Cup squad, will spend part of June coaching in Florida, reports The Guardian. Scholes will be near Orlando coaching a group of girls and boys aged between eight and 18 who will have paid £302 a head to be coached by him.
Supported by the Darlington manager, Simon Davey, Scholes is scheduled to be the star attraction of the Paul Scholes Soccer Academy Week between 14 and 17 June.
The project is being run under the auspices of the Midwest Soccer Academy (MSA) at the Austin-Tindall regional park in Kissimmee.
Scholes, who is billed in the United States as the "Manchester United and England superstar", has been booked to coach from 8am and 2pm every day.
Tony Shard, the MSA president and a long-term friend of Scholes's from their childhood in Lancashire, told the Guardian of his delight that the midfielder had decided not to cancel his trip to Florida when Capello called.
"I gather Paul turned Fabio Capello's World Cup offer down," said Shard, who played youth football for Oldham Athletic. "So I guess England's disappointment is our good fortune. Paul is a fantastic coach. We are very lucky to have him and Simon Davey this summer."