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​Ex-Man Utd legend Scholes appointed Oldham boss

Paul Scholes has been named manager of League Two club Oldham Athletic, reports BBC Sport.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder has taken his first managerial role, signing a one-and-a-half-year contract with the team he supported as a boy.

The 44 year old was cleared by the English Football League to take the role, despite holding a 10% stake in Salford City.

The National League side have confirmed he has resigned as a director, but will retain his shareholding.

"Although Paul was never operational in Salford City he will resign as a director of the football club, allowing him to focus completely on his new role at Oldham," Salford said in a statement.

"From the start we have always said that each of the 'Class of 92' would offer different levels of commitment dependant on their individual roles."

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