Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham manager after just 31 days over claims of broken promises.
It was a lengthy process to get the ex-England international through the door, with the 44-year-old last month signing an 18-month contract to kick-off his managerial career at his boyhood club.
Scholes got off to a dream start by overseeing a 4-1 win against Yeovil, but things went awry as Oldham drew three and lost three of their subsequent six Sky Bet League Two games.
Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Lincoln proved to be his final match at the helm, with Scholes announcing his shock departure yesterday afternoon.
“It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect,” Scholes said in a statement.
“I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I’ve supported all my life.
“In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role. I thank everyone at the club.”