Paul Scholes has resigned as manager of Oldham Athletic

Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham Athletic manager.

The Manchester United legend joined the club in February but has departed after just seven matches in charge.

“It is with great regret I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect. I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager,” Scholes said in a statement.

“The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role. In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role.

“I wish the fans, the players and the staff – who have been tremendous – all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.”

Scholes has left the club after just 31 days.

In the seven games that he oversaw, Oldham managed just one victory. He arrived with the club in 14th place in League Two and that is the position they currently occupy.

His final game in charge was a 2-0 defeat to league leaders Lincoln on Tuesday.

Scholes’ statement suggests he was misled in some way by the club.

Whether the former England international decides to continue in management or return to punditry remains to be seen.

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