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Paul Scholes takes over at Oldham

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been named manager of League Two club Oldham Athletic.

The former England midfielder takes on his first managerial role with the Latics, who he supported as boy.

Scholes, 44, was cleared by the English Football League to take the role, despite holding a 10% stake in Salford City.

The National League side have confirmed he has resigned as a director, but will retain his shareholding.

Oldham are currently 14th in the table, nine points off the play-offs and 14 points above the relegation zone.

Academy manager Pete Wild has been at the helm since they sacked Frankie Bunn on 27 December following a 6-0 defeat against Carlisle United.

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