What's the story?
In case you didn't know
League Two outfit Oldham Athletic had appointed former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes as their manager. After winning against Yeovil Town, Oldham has been struggling as they have been winless in the last six matches.
The heart of the matter
When Paul Scholes was given an 18-month contract, he was expected to do well and make his mark as a manager. Things didn't go to plan as Scholes announced his decision to resign in a statement given to Press Association.
The 44-year-old said that he is feeling sad as he has to leave his position at the club. He further added that he was expecting to at least see out his 18-month long contract but he has to leave with immediate effect.
“It’s is with great regret I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect. I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager,” Scholes said in a statement released to Press Association.
He revealed that he had to leave the job because he was unhappy with the working conditions at the club. The former England midfielder claimed that the club had failed in living up to the promises made to him. He ended his statement by wishing good luck to the supporters of Oldham.
“In short period since I took on the role it, unfortunately, became clear I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role. I wish the fans, the players and the staff - who have been tremendous - all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.”
Paul Scholes had a short poor spell at the club, as he won just one out of 7 matches at the club. Whether he continues in the field of management or goes back to being a TV pundit remains to be seen.