Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes resigned his position as Oldham Athletic’s manager through a WhatsApp text, the club has stated.
Scholes left his job at Oldham on Thursday after just 31 days, citing interference from the club’s owners as his reason. The Manchester United legend, who also co-owns a team alongside his Manchester United favourite mates; Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and David Beckham didn’t win a single match on seven outings.
Oldham Athletic Chairman, Abdallah Lemsagam expressed his disappointment in Scholes’ arbitrary manner of resignation.
“Oldham Athletic are disappointed by Paul’s decision to resign and surprised by the reasons he has given,” Lemsagam told Sky Sports News.
“The club gave Paul all the support and autonomy that he asked for. He did not raise his concerns at all, informally or formally, prior to his resignation. He gave no opportunity to address any issues at all, simply resigning by text and then refusing to discuss matters.
“Management is a difficult job and we would have worked with Paul to find solutions, had we been given the chance. We wish him well and thank him for his contribution. We will start the search for a new manager immediately.”