Oldham chairman Simon Carney would be delighted to facilitate Paul Scholes where the Manchester United veteran interested in succeeding Paul Dickov as Latics manager, but accepts this is far from likely to happen.
Dickov resigned from his post on Sunday following the defeat to Walsall - the club's ninth loss in 10 games - with Oldham deep in the League One relegation mire.
Scholes, a lifelong Oldham fan, has been installed by bookmakers as one of the favourites for the vacant position, along with former Manchester United teammate Nicky Butt.
But, as ecstatic as Carney would be to sign-up the Old Trafford legend if he expressed a desire to move to Boundary Park, the Latics chief says the chances of this happening are incredibly slim.
"If Paul Scholes was to so much as express a desire to come here, it would refresh the whole club and of course I would be interested," Carney explained, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.
"But is it going to happen? No, it isn’t, and there has been no contact between ourselves and Paul Scholes.
"For one thing, I cannot see him wanting to go from earning £60,000-a-week at Manchester United to £600-a-week at Oldham."
Scholes is contracted to Manchester United until the end of the season but, unlike Ryan Giggs, the 37-year-old former England international is seemingly likely to retire when his deal expires.