Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has departed his first managerial job with League Two outfit Oldham Athletic after just 31 days in charge.

Scholes oversaw seven games during his time with the club, claiming just one victory which came in his first match in charge against Yeovil Town.

After failing to attend his press conference prior to the match against promotion hopefuls Tranmere Rovers, Oldham were left to break the news.

The Premier League winner, hinted that a lack of communication was behind his decision to leave the post.

“It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect,” he said in a statement given to the BBC.

“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.

“The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.

“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 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.”

Following Scholes departure, Oldham sits in 14th place on the table.

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