Paul Scholes offered route into management at Oldham Athletic

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Another former Manchester United star who learned his trade under Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to try their hand at management, but this time its the quiet man who many would never have expected. The ginger ninja Paul Scholes is wanted by League One Oldham Athletic.

Oldham chairman Corney sees Scholes as a potential replacement to replace the likely departure of manager Lee Johnson, who is en-route to Barnsley it seems. The Red Devils legend is good friends with Corney and a lifelong Latics fan, which could help persuade him to make a move into coaching sooner rather than later.

Van Gaal didn't have room for Scholes at Old Trafford

Scholes has already helped in several training sessions this season who is looking to build up his C.V after Louis van Gaal decided to let the Red Devils legend go. 

Scholes has been working for ITV as a pundit since his departure from Old Trafford as a coach and has proved to be a success. Scholes is also a co-owner of non-league Salford along with several "Class of 92" friends.

Imagine a return as player/manager

The 40-year-old is known to be very quiet but what he does say is very cutting and direct according to former team-mates. This approach is perfect for management as players do not want to feel under pressure by a manager who is on at them 24/7. Just look at Scholes' former manager and mentor.

Scholes is still in the development stage but it is rumoured he would be offered the job until at least the end of the season as the Latics push for the play offs in League One.

Should the ex-England international take the job ,if he's offered it, as it is an ideal opportunity to see if he will be any good for the number one job in the coming years.

You never know he may just pull the boots on one more time and then we have the old school player/manager role back in the spotlight. Perhaps that is just wishful thinking! 

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