Paul Scholes wanted manager's job at Oldham Athletic

Date published: 20 October 2017

Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has told BBC Radio Manchester he was interested in the Oldham Athletic manager's job prior to Richie Wellens' appointment.

Scholes said: "I wanted the job, I was interviewed and had a chat with Mark Moisley [chief executive] and Simon [Corney - chairman]. I think the chat went well.

"Obviously other people were interviewed for the job but they couldn't ignore what Richie has done in his five games. He won the first four and brought a really good style of football. I just really hope he goes on to do well now, the people of Oldham deserve a little bit of success and hopefully he can provide that."