Paul Scholes accused of breaking football betting rules

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 17 April 2019

Former Oldham Athletic manager Paul Scholes face accusations that he bet on football matches over the course of two and a half years prior to taking the reins at Boundary Park.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct for breaking FA betting rules.

Scholes, who walked out of Oldham Athletic last month after 31 days in charge of the League Two club, has until 26th April to respond.

The Football Association alleges the Oldham native placed 140 bets on the game between 17th August 2015 and 12th January 2019, just days before he was unveiled as the new manager at Boundary Park.

Scholes, who also has a 10% stake in National League side Salford City, quit Latics after claiming he was told by the owner who to play and who to leave out of the team.

He alleged at the time that it was the last straw in a long line of problems at the League Two club including a lack of hot water at times.


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