Man Utd legend Scholes handed Salford City reins

Getty Images

Paul Scholes has been placed in temporary charge of Salford City after the League Two club dismissed Graham Alexander on Tuesday  (AEDT).

The Manchester United legend had an ill-fated 31-day spell in charge of fellow fourth-tier club Oldham Athletic last year.

He is stepping in on a caretaker basis after Salford, unbeaten in the league this season, decided to terminate Alexander's contract after a reign that started in May 2018 and included promotion from the Conference National.

Scholes' first game at the helm of Salford, which surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Tranmere Rovers on Sunday (AEDT), will come at Port Vale this weekend.

"Paul Scholes will act as the interim head coach while the club looks to secure a new manager. Warren Joyce, currently in isolation, will join Paul once he is able to," a Salford statement read.

The 45 year-old is one of the part-owners of Salford, with former United team-mates David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville also invested in the club.


>