“Proves that it’s always easier to sit on the sidelines and talk nonsense about football” – Fans react to Paul Scholes departure

Paul Scholes has left the role of manager at Oldham Athletic after just 31 days in charge.

He picked up one win in that time, but Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat at Sincil Bank will be the final match of his managerial career, for now. The former Manchester United midfielder was born and raised as a Latics fan, but has been unable to settle in the role.

He released a statement that suggested he might not have been given the support he was promised, but in signing after the transfer deadline he couldn’t bring in players anyway.

Scholes has said; “It’s is with great regret I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect. I hoped to, at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager.”

“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 I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role.”

Fans of Oldham and the wider footballing community have react in shock to the decision, which has seemingly come out of the blue.

One poster, at the Lincoln game in midweek, claims Scholes couldn’t have looked ‘less interested if he tried’.

Here’s how football is reacting right now.

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