Oldham boss, Abdallah Lemsagam has said he did not interfere with the team selection when Paul Scholes was manager.
Scholes rejected the job after appointment via WhatsApp on March 14, citing the reason of it becoming “clear I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role”.
Lemsagan revealed that the ex Manchester United midfielder’s exit was not because of any interference from him and he would even be open to Scholes returning to Boundary Park.
His words, “It hurt, yes,”
“But it’s part of life.
“It’s a pity because to just send a WhatsApp was a little bit hard, not only for me but for the club.
“We will try to convince him to come back. I tried to call him many times but he did not answer.
“It’s a pity how it came out but we wish him luck. He is a really good man and maybe will be a good manager in the future.”
“I was away for something like three weeks, 21 days. How can I interfere with his job when I am away in Dubai seeing my family?
“The only time I talked to him [Scholes] was about a player and whether to keep him or not. He told me he was happy to let him go.
“As chairman and as the owner, I am allowed to talk to some of the players if we don’t need them, to try and find some solution.”
“I got the hundred people that are working here and I got the badge of the club, that’s what I’ve got,”
“The rest, nothing belongs to the club.
“Even where we’re sitting, we’re renting it. Every building, the new stand, everything belongs to someone else.
“I asked to make some offers [to buy the stadium] but they are far away from reality.
“I want to buy the club from them and put it all together in one, like it used to be, but there’s no chance because they’re asking for a big price, it’s too much.”
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