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Oldham owner Lemsagam: Scholes claims are untrue

Oldham Athletic owner Abdallah Lemsagam admits Paul Scholes never called him during the 31 days of his tenure.

Rumours of interference from board level have dogged the League Two club during Lemsagam's tenure but he rejected claims that was what forced Scholes to leave.

"I was away for 21 days, how could I interfere with his job?" he told Sky Sports News.

"It is not true. I never spoke to him about who was going to play and who was not going to play.

"As a chairman or owner I ask who is going to play, which is normal in football.

"The only time I talked with him was about one player when I asked him if he wanted to keep a player and he said he was happy for me to let him go.

"I don't speak to any players. If I speak to anyone it is the manager."


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