Scholes resigns

Paul Scholes has resigned as manager of Oldham Athletic after just four weeks in charge. Scholes has quoted that he was not being allowed to run the team as he wanted and one of his stipulations was that there would be no first-team interference from Latics' owner Abdallah Lemsagam.

Scholes said, “It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect. I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I've supported all my life. The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role. In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role. I wish the fans, the players and the staff - who have been tremendous - all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.”