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Paul Scholes misses out on Oldham job as another coach once on the books at United gets appointed

The club have hired Richie Wellens as their new manager despite also interviewing Clarence Seedorf for the role.

New Oldham Athletic manager Richie Wellens.
New Oldham Athletic manager Richie Wellens.

PAUL SCHOLES AND Clarence Seedorf have both been unsuccessful in their applications to become the next Oldham Athletic manager, with interim boss Richie Wellens appointed on a full-time basis.

Former Ireland international John Sheridan left Oldham on 25 September by mutual consent after a poor start to the League One season which had seen them lose seven of their first nine games.

Ex-Man United youngster Wellens stepped in on an interim basis and inspired an instant improvement, guiding them to four wins and a draw across all competitions in the five matches he has taken charge of.

The club confirmed that former Man United star and Oldham supporter Scholes was among those interviewed for the position, with the 42-year-old linked with the job several times before due to his strong ties with them.

Four-time Champions League winner Seedorf was also spoken to about the position at Boundary Park, with Oldham’s search attracting plenty of interest.

But the Latics have stuck with Wellens, whose next task is Saturday’s trip to MK Dons.

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