Is Manchester United legend Paul Scholes in line for a managerial job in League One?

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League One side Oldham Athletic could turn to a Manchester United legend to fill its current managerial vacancy.

Manager Lee Johnson made a lateral move Barnsley on Wednesday, and Paul Scholes has been tipped as a prime candidate for the Manchester club. Oldham is two points ahead of Barnsley with a match-in-hand.

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There’s a clutter near League One’s final promotion playoff spot, with Oldham one of 14 teams within seven points of sixth. The Latics are two points behind sixth-place Bradford.

Scholes, 40, would be a high-profile move for the Latics, and Oldham says it won’t rush to hire a replacement, saying of the Scholes talk, “We can’t stop speculation and that will always happen with a vacancy,” said Joy.

Scholes’ only managerial experience was at Salford City, the semi-pro club he purchased with Phillip Neville, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs last year. “The Ammies” lead the First Division North of the Northern Premier League.