Scholes appointed new manager of Oldham

Paul Scholes has been appointed as the new manager of Oldham. Credit: PA

Paul Scholes has been appointed as the new manager of Oldham.

The League Two club made the announcement on Monday afternoon, with the former Manchester United and England midfielder due to face the media at 2pm.

The club said Scholes had agreed a one-and-a-half-year deal with them.

Scholes, who will be joined by former Latics coach Mick Priest as his assistant, replaces academy coach Pete Wild, who had been in caretaker charge since Frankie Bunn was sacked in December.

Latics owner Abdallah Lemsagam said: "Paul has won everything there is to win in football. He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see.

"It's no secret how much he has wanted this job in the past and how much he loves this club, so I'm very happy to bring him into our family at Oldham Athletic.

"Paul will have my backing 100 per cent and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club."