Sheridan adds his thoughts

Former player and manager of the Latics, John Sheridan, has given his version of how the Paul Scholes debacle has worked out. He also speaks as the father of a current Latics, player, son Jay, so it is reasonable that he has some inside information. When Scholes quit, he said, “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.”

Sheridan commented, “I just felt when he went in there it was a funny one. I know Paul, I know he supports Oldham and I know every time someone loses their job, there's talk of him getting involved. My lad is there. He's a young pro there and he really liked Scholes. Scholesy was really good with him, spoke to him, looked after him. You've got to learn somewhere. He's gone in there, the club is very unsettled at the moment. I always found it a bit of a funny one, I don't think he needs Oldham, Paul Scholes. Whatever is behind the scenes has unsettled him, or whatever has gone on, I can't really comment on it too much.”