After days of speculation, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been named as manager of Oldham Athletic. The appointment will be the 44 year-old’s first foray into management, taking over his boyhood club who are currently 14th in League Two and just nine points outside the relegation zone. There was concerns that Scholes’ 10 per cent stake in National League club Salford could represent a conflict of interest in him taking the job at Boundary Park but the EFL have rubber-stamped his appointment. Oldham parted company with former manager Frankie Bunn in December, with academy coach Pete Wild running the team as a caretaker role since then, earning the club their first league win since New Year’s Day on Saturday when they defeated Crawley 3-0. The Premier League legend has had to bide his time and now the former Champions League winner looks to make an impact in the dugout. Scholes is expected to officially launch his career at a press conference at 2pm today.