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​Scholes resigned from Oldham via text message

Former Manchester United midfield maestro Paul Scholes apparently resigned at Oldham via WhatsApp message.

Scholes was only in charge at Oldham for a month, before he resigned from the position as manager. He felt as though certain promises made to him were not kept, which is why he resigned.

And it has been revealed that he sent the owner Abdallah Lemsagam a message on the social messaging site.

"I am disappointed by Paul's decision to resign and surprised by the reasons he has given in his statement," said Lemsagam in a statement.

"Both myself and the staff at the club gave Paul all the support and autonomy that he asked for. I personally was always supportive of any decisions Paul made or consulted me on reassuring him that he was the man in charge.

"I continued to encourage him despite the results and reassured him that his job was secure. I was content to remain in League Two for this season and working with the team we have for the remainder of this season is important.

"He did not raise any concerns at all about the team or any other matters informally or formally, prior to his resignation. He gave no opportunity or indications that he needed to address any issues at all.

"Management is a difficult job and both myself and everyone at the club would have worked with Paul to find solutions, had we been given the chance.

"I personally believed that he would be the manager to take us forward this season and next and I know many of you felt the same.

"As a club, we wish him well again and thank him for his contribution."

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