Paul Scholes interviewed for Oldham Athletic job

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GETTYPaul Scholes The Manchester United legend could take the job at Oldham

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been interviewed for the manager's job at League One club Oldham Athletic, BBC Radio Manchester reported on Wednesday.

The 42-year-old retired in 2013 and has focused his efforts on running Salford City - a club he co-owns with five other members of the Class of 92.

Oldham parted company with former manager John Sheridan on September 25 following a poor start to the campaign and have since interviewed Clarence Seedorf and Steven Pressley for the vacant role in recent weeks.

Former Netherlands worldwide Clarence Seedorf had been linked with the job but is now out of the running.

However, Scholes' links to the club are likely to make him a frontrunner and he's believed to be open to the opportunity.

"They are a really good family club who mean a great deal to a lot of people - myself included".

Corney and Scholes remain in regular contact and Scholes has held training sessions with the club's youth teams in the past as he undertakes his Uefa coaching badges.

It would be a hard situation for a managerial debut with Oldham sitting at 19th in League One, and also considering that current caretaker manager, also an ex-United player in Richie Wellens, has done a solid job thus far.

Oldham are now 19th in League One and have Irish players Paul Green and Eoin Doyle on their books.

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