Man Utd boss Solskjaer invites Scholes to training after Oldham resignation
MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has invited former teammate Paul Scholes to the club's training ground after the Englishman resigned as manager of Oldham
Scholes quit after just 31 days at the League Two side, and said the reason behind his decision was because he could not "operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role."
Solskjaer said he has been in touch with the 44-year-old, who only won the first of his seven games in charge, since the announcement on Thursday and would be happy to offer his former United teammate advice.
"He's probably got his reasons why he left," Solskjaer said in a news conference ahead of United's FA Cup quarterfinal tie with Wolves. "You've got to ask him.
"He's invited here if he wants to come and have a little chat about it. We've texted, and it didn't work out. That's just management."
Scholes, who was briefly Ryan Giggs' assistant at Old Trafford in 2014 and has also worked with the club's under-23 side, said in a statement on Thursday that he would leave Boundary Park with "great regret" but suggested interference into his role had been the basis for his abrupt departure.
Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam said Scholes had resigned by text message and he had not heard from the former England international since.
"I have been in Dubai over the last couple of weeks and was at ease knowing that he was in charge," Lemsagam said in a statement released on Friday. "I was very surprised as he simply resigned by text on Wednesday afternoon and has refused to discuss matters that influenced him to make his decision.
"Paul and I both agreed that there is potential but I reassured him that he had my full backing to rebuild the team of his choice next season.
"He did not raise any concerns at all about the team or any other matters informally or formally, prior to his resignation. He gave no opportunity or indications that he needed to address any issues at all."