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Is Manchester United legend Paul Scholes in line for a managerial job in League One?


Class of 92 & Friends English former midfielder Paul Scholes is mobbed by fans as he leaves the pitch after the pre-season football match between Class of 92 & Friends and Salford City at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, north west England on August 7, 2014. Star players from Manchester United’s famous team of the 1990s, The Class of 92 stars were part of a consortium that bought Salford City and are celebrating by playing this friendly, with all proceeds from the match going directly to the club. AFP PHOTO/LINDSEY PARNABY (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

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League One side Oldham Athletic could turn to a Manchester United legend to fill its current managerial vacancy.

Manager Lee Johnson made a lateral move Barnsley on Wednesday, and Paul Scholes has been tipped as a prime candidate for the Manchester club. Oldham is two points ahead of Barnsley with a match-in-hand.

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There’s a clutter near League One’s final promotion playoff spot, with Oldham one of 14 teams within seven points of sixth. The Latics are two points behind sixth-place Bradford.

Scholes, 40, would be a high-profile move for the Latics, and Oldham says it won’t rush to hire a replacement, saying of the Scholes talk, “We can’t stop speculation and that will always happen with a vacancy,” said Joy.

Scholes’ only managerial experience was at Salford City, the semi-pro club he purchased with Phillip Neville, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs last year. “The Ammies” lead the First Division North of the Northern Premier League.

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