Paul Scholes is close to becoming a manager after being interviewed by his dream club

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The playing career of Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was one of the most illustrious in English football history.

Under the rule of Sir Alex Ferguson, the English midfielder from the Class of '92 dominated the Premier League alongside the likes of Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.

Now, with their wealth of football knowledge, it is expected that the trio will embark on careers in football management.

Giggs, of course, took over at United for a few games when David Moyes was sacked, but is yet to get a permanent job since.

And Neville, as we all know, undertook a very unsuccessful debut in management with Valencia, where he struggled to adapt to the Spanish club's huge demands.

As for Scholes, he is yet to be given a role, but that could all be about to change as he has done his first interview to become one.


The club? Oldham Athletic.

Scholes' father is a renowned fan of the club and he was previously linked with becoming their boss back in 2015.

However, back then, he said he was not ready for the pressures of management.

"One day I believe I'll manage Oldham, who are very close to my heart," he said. "This was the right job at the wrong time.

"They are a really good family club who mean a great deal to a lot of people - myself included. I just did not feel this was the right time.

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"When I go into management, I want to do so with 100% commitment. At the moment I have a lot of responsibilities and things going on in my life that I cannot simply drop immediately.

"Most importantly I have a young family who need their dad around, having been away a lot during my playing career.

"There was no way, for example, I would ever have tried to combine a coaching job with my work on television."

Now, he has the chance to complete his dream move into management, with Oldham currently struggling near the foot of League One.

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They have moved up to 19th in recent weeks, but there is still the very realistic threat of relegation, something Scholes will need to try and save them from.

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