Inside Man Utd legend Paul Scholes' disastrous one-month Oldham reign from chairman picking team to bailiffs turning gas off

PAUL SCHOLES quit crisis-club Oldham over meddling from above and incredibly difficult working conditions, it has been claimed.

The former Manchester United star lasted just 31 days after joining his boyhood club in his first managerial gig.

And the Daily Mail has released a list of extraordinary claims about what Scholes, 44, was forced to deal with at the League Two Latics.

Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam was reportedly desperate to be involved in team selection to the point his manager was forced to threaten exile for players who leaked information to him.

Former agent Lemsagam and his brother Mohamed allegedly emailed Scholes with suggestions on who should be involved.

Spanish striker Urko Vera made two substitute appearances under the Class of '92 legend but was believed to be a favourite of club chiefs.

The Mail reports that the Latics' GPS training vests had not been paid for for two years, while bailiffs took out a gas supply which meant kit could not be washed.

There are also claims team busses did not show up on time, meaning players — already responsible for laundry — were forced to drive to some games in their own cars.

Players were reportedly handed contracts without Scholes' knowledge, while another was apparently told not to report for training any more.

Scholes insisted on a no-interference clause in his contract but quickly realised this would not be possible.


Oldham's large squad was another concern, alongside bizarre moves — including Sonhy Sefil being loaned to Ashton United eight days after arriving only to return after two matches.

The club, who sit mid-table in League Two, also have issues with their pitch and must now find a new manager.

Scholes won his first match before calling it quits after three draws and three defeats after deciding he could not work with Lemsagam.

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