Manchester United legend Paul Scholes will be unveiled as the new manager of Sky Bet League Two club Oldham Athletic at a press conference on Monday afternoon according to reports by BBC Sport.

The Latics have been without a permanent manager since sacking former boss Frankie Bunn in December following a heavy 6-0 defeat at Carlisle United.

It has now been reported that former Manchester United midfielder Scholes will become Oldham Athletic’s next manager with a deal having seemingly already been agreed between the two parties.

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Scholes’ appointment at Boundary Park will see him take up his first managerial role. The 44-year-old is a keen Oldham Athletic supporter and has attended matches with his children in recent years. Scholes also has a stake in non-league club Salford City, however, it is understood that this will not prevent him from working at Oldham Athletic, despite the fact that the two clubs may be competing in the same division next season.

As a player for Manchester United, Scholes made 718 appearances while he scored 155 goals for The Red Devils. The former midfielder won 11 league titles during his time at Old Trafford as well as three FA Cups, two League Cups and the UEFA Champions League on two occasions.

Scholes will inherit an Oldham Athletic side who are currently occupying 14th place in the Sky Bet League Two table, nine points from the play-offs, although they do have at least a game in hand on many of the sides above them.

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