Date: 29th January 2019 at 3:20pm
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EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is set to be named the new Oldham manager in the next 24-48 hours, Football Insider understands.

A move into management at Oldham has been mooted for some time for Scholes, but it is understood that a deal has been agreed between all parties for the former United midfielder to take his first steps into management.

Scholes has a long affinity with Oldham and has been linked with the managerial role at Boundary Park on several occasions.

Academy boss Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge at Boundary Park since the sacking of Frankie Bunn last month and he guided the club to a famous FA Cup win over Fulham earlier this month.

Oldham are currently in 13th spot in League One, eight points off the play-off spots and Scholes could take charge for the first time against Morecambe this weekend.

Scholes made 718 appearances for Manchester United, and scored 155 goals for the club during a glittering career at Old Trafford.

The 44-year-old, who retired from playing in 2013 also won 66 caps for England.