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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been named the new boss of League Two side Oldham Athletic.

The 44-year-old former midfielder is expected to take charge of proceedings at the Boundary Park on Monday.

According to Sky Sports, Scholes will be unveiled to the club fans the same day after which he will hold his first press conference.

Reports also revealed that his chances of been appointed the manager of the club was threatened by his affiliation with another lower league side Salford City.

However, the EFL board was said to have cleared him after holding an emergency meeting over his case.

The law guiding the league says anyone with conflict of interest will not be allowed to take any role, and since the former midfielder keeps ten percent of shares at Salford, it became difficult.

Sky Sports further reports that the only restriction to the 44-year-old is he will not be allowed to sign players from, or sell to, Salford City.

Academy head coach Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge at the Latics since Frankie Bunn's sacking on 27 December.

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