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Paul Scholes resigns as Oldham manager | Ole invites him to Carrington

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Zebs, Feb 11, 2019.

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    Zebs Clare Bald'ings Daughter

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    Interesting to see how he gets on and delighted it'll get the grumpy sod off the BT Sports couch for a while.
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    pierrethesnack Full Member

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    As much as I loved Scholes I don't think I'd want him as my manager, doesn't seem very motivating
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    Reynoldo Full Member

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    Won't end well
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    dove Full Member

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    Whatever he achieves, Ince could do better.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    This is going to be a disaster but I wish him all the luck in the world. My favourite ever player.
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    Hound Dog Full Member

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    I always wonder what is it like for these former stars that take over at lower league sides and have to manage players that are an order of magnitude worse than the players they played alongside during their playing days.

    Gerrad, Lampard and even Joey Barton (Fleetwood) are going through something similar right now.
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    soapythecat Full Member

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    Whilst I would love him to prove me wrong, I just don't see PS as a good manager. Well, certainly as a pundit he doesn't seem very inspiring or driven. Not sure how he will translate over to motivating a dressing room at the lower leagues.
    Good luck to him but I fear this will not be a sweet romance.
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    Maticmaker Full Member

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    I have difficulty picturing Paul Scholes as a manager, but then again I did as a pundit, also will he be 'old school' or modern in his approach? Cant wait to hear his post match analysis. Good luck anyway Paul, you will need it at Oldham.
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    Morpheus 7 Full Member

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    He loves Oldham and is possibly the most technically gifted player to play for United. I wouldn't judge Paul on how he talks on bt Sport, yeah he's quiet but Gary Neville is a better pundit and look how that turned out. Paul will want a certain attacking style but he'll want a hard nasty side too, think he will surprise a few.
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    We need an rvn Full Member

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    Has never come across as showing manager ambition from what little I've seen or heard of him since he retired. Can easily see this going the same way as G Nev's managerial career but good luck to him.
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Interesting to see how he does. He seemed to want a return to day-to-day football involvement, but not necessarily management. Reckon he would've jumped at the chance of a role at Carrington, but that wasn't forthcoming so has looked for an alternative.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Just can't see this working. Good luck to the guy though!
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    I agree. Never seemed as intelligent off the pitch as on. Reminds me of Zola;gifted and wonderful to watch as a player but s a manager? Not convinced.

    Hope I'm wrong and he does well
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    FootyGirl88

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    Is this allowed considering he owns shares in Salford?
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    Good luck Scholesy.

    Interested to see how this pans out.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Possibly. I wish him all the best but he doesn't strike me as a leader of men. As a player he did his job to an exceptional level but he never looked interested in captaincy. He's a Legolas rather than an Aragorn if you will.
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    We need an rvn Full Member

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    There were a few articles about that a few weeks ago when the rumour started but non from what I read actually said if it was allowed or not.

    Am assuming he is as Oldham would look pretty stupid if they appointed him and then had to release him because it wasn't actually allowed in the first place - whether there's special dispensation because Salford are owned by x number of people or because he owns less than a controlling % is to be seen. Might even be perfectly legal but I don't see Roman A being allowed to manage Arsenal for sake of argument.
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    Sigma Full Member

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    Difference being Gary Neville was managing in a top league (La Liga) as well as in a foreign language and in a new country. Scholes is managing in English League Two. Nonetheless, I'm predicting Scholes won't be very good as a manager.
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    I hope he smiles a bit as manager, or his grumpy demeanour would be Mourinho mk2 which I imagine won't go down well. Fans like to see a friendly face on the touchline, not a perennially brooding Dark Lord.
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    Mike Smalling New Member

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    Scholes is probably my favourite ever United player, but he has the charisma of a damp rag. I can't see him being a great motivator.

    Nevertheless, best of luck to him. He can't do any worse as a manager than as a pundit.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Hopefully he will do well and end up being a successful manager.
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    They are definitely both different situations but Neville was awful. He still coordinated sessions and had had a translator, excuses. Paul knows Oldham and league two is going to be a different prospect but why not, think he'll do well.
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    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Seems like most people have written him off based on his punditry, which is odd to me.
    He might not appear like a children's entertainer in interviews, but that doesn't really matter, there are plenty of boring successful managers.
    God only knows how he'll actually end up doing, hopefully well!
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    That’s why it was a delayed decision to appoint; he had to be approved by the FA which has now happened.

    I also suspect that Beckham bought some of PS shares but couldn’t say that they were his because it would have preempted the announcement from Oldham
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Anyone know who his assistants are going to be?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    According to the club, Scholes still has a 10% stake. Seems all Salford did was get him to resign as a director so they could say there was no conflict of interest.
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    Could have sworn this happened a couple of weeks ago or was that just rumours?

    Either way, time to put your money where your mouth is Paul.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Smart move as both could play each other next season.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Ah I see, that makes sense too
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    Will the "pundit curse" break?
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    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    Think this will start brightly but end inside of a year.
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    acnumber9 Full Member

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    The people that played with him seemed to like him ok. A lot of ridiculous assumptions are being made because of a television persona.
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    Bill Hartzia Banned

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    He spent enough time pronouncing on and having a pop at our recent Managers. Time for him to put his ability where his trap is.

    Didn't work out so well for Neville. Not likely to work out much better for him, I think.
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    Yeah looks like his one of those who would good as part of the coaching staff but not the boss. Then again he could still do better than Roy and Gary
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    Devil81 Full Member

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    He's on a hiding to nothing at Oldham, no money and a poor squad.

    I don't even see how loaning United players will work, is it really good for their development to drop down three leagues.
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    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Like most people I didn't see him as a manager, but this move makes sense because he's not just taking some random club, he's actually a lifelong supporter and he'll be respected there. They won't get relegated this season so he'll have some time to play around without much pressure.
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    Best of luck to him :devil:
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    The lesser ones of course. We already have 5 on loan there, 1 at Oldham. Our academy isn't exclusively filled with PL level talents.
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    shamans Hoser

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    I think he will be a good manager. People are forgetting this is league two. Scholes is very knowledgable with regards to tactics having played under SAF. At league 2, a manager like Scholes would be pretty incredible I'd say.