Paul Scholes has held talks with Oldham about becoming their new manager

20 January 2019, 13:18 | Updated: 20 January 2019, 13:36

Paul Scholes has held talks with Oldham about becoming their new manager, 15 months after missing out on the job.

Sky Sports News understands the former Manchester United midfielder is the front-runner to take over from interim manager Pete Wild, and attended Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Macclesfield.

Oldham chairman Abdallah Lesagam is currently in Dubai and is expected back in the country on Monday, when he will make a decision on the new manager.

Scholes is one of four candidates who the club have spoken to about the job.

He is a boyhood Oldham fan and was also interviewed by the club for the manager's job in October 2017 - when he missed out to Richie Wellens.

Oldham are 12th in Sky Bet League Two - five points outside the play-off places.

Scholes won 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions Leagues during a trophy-laden career at Manchester United.