Former England star may be about to step into his first managerial role.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is being lined up as the new manager of Oldham Athletic, if current boss Lee Johnson decides to join Barnsley, according to the Mail.
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With the Latics currently in play-off contention in League One, the board are reportedly keen on appointing the 40-year-old, who grew up as an Oldham fan and still attends games at Boundary Park, until at least the end of the season.
Current manager Johnson is close to agreeing his departure from the club to join division rivals Barnsley, who sit 16th in the table, seven places below Oldham.
Since retiring, Scholes has become a part-owner in Salford City, along with some of his former Manchester United teammates, as well as having recently become a television pundit.
If Scholes does make a shock return to football, he will become the latest in a long line – which includes Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and Roy Keane – of Sir Alex Ferguson’s players who have tried their hand in management.