Paul Scholes has said he was very willing to manage Oldham and has not ruled out applying for more jobs in the future.
Scholes said: “I had a good chat with Mark [Moisley], the chief executive, and Simon Corney, the owner. Talks went very well.
“I’m sure they interviewed quite a few people. It was something I was very interested in but Rick Wellens had done so well, they couldn’t ignore that.
“He’s brought a really good style of football, something Oldham fans haven’t been used to for quite a while. I lost out but hopefully Rick will take them on and he can be successful.”
Since retiting in May 2013, Scholes has helped out ex-United teammates Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs in coaching positions at Old Trafford before focusing on media work.
He said: “I’ve done my coaching badges so why do those if you’re not going to be a coach? They’re quite hard to do.
“I always said if something interested me in the future then I’d look at it. There’s been a couple of things that interested me and this Oldham one was the best one that really did get me interested in wanting to be a manager. It got me thinking about it quite a lot.
“It’s not happened this time so we’ll just see what happens in the future. There’s other clubs about.”
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