Oldham Athletic are in talks with former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes regarding their vacant managerial position.

Oldham are searching for someone to fill the role and be a successor to Frankie Bunn. Bunn was sacked by the club on December 27th.

Since retiring in 2013, Scholes hasn’t managed a single club in the English Football League. If the League 2 side do proceed with this potential appointment; will Paul’s inexperience come back to haunt them?

Scholes had a phenomenal career at Manchester United. He made 718 appearances for the club and scored a sensational 155 goals during his long tenure at Old Trafford.

The knowledge Scholes has gathered throughout the years could become a huge asset for him as he embarks on his managerial career, however, is it smart for Oldham to take a risk on him considering they’re chasing the playoffs?

The current standings of the League 2 table.

Oldham gave previous manager Bunn the boot last month following a 6-0 drumming by Carlisle United. Since then they have won two of their four games under caretaker boss Pete Wild including an incredible win at Craven Cottage against Fulham in the Fa Cup.

If Scholes takes this job he would need to be at the races straight away due to the fact that Oldham are fighting for the playoffs and it’s becoming crunch time in the season.

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