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Man Utd legend Scholes told to pay up to Oldham

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been ordered to pay Oldham Athletic a five-figure sum after losing a legal dispute over the termination of his contract as Latics manager.

Scholes was in charge of the Football League side for 31 days between February and March 2019 and stood down after he complained that owner Abdallah Lemsagam became too involved with day-to-day operations with the team.

The former England midfielder left after just seven games, stating that Mr Lemsagam breached a clause in his contract which stated that Scholes had full control of his team, including the line-up, reports the Daily Mail.

But after Scholes took Oldham to court over constructive dismissal, an arbitrator has ruled that the former Latics manager did have control of his team and that he must pay the club a five-figure for his resignation and the legal fees.

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