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Scholes Knows Jose Mourinho Will Be Watching Him Closely

Scholes Knows Jose Mourinho Will Be Watching Him Closely

Paul Scholes was confirmed as the new manager of Oldham on Monday. He takes over with the club mid-table in League Two.

It is the 44-year-old's first real step into football management after four years spent working as a pundit with BT Sport and ITV.

During that time, Scholes was a vocal critic of Jose Mourinho's tenure as Manchester United manager. Now that he is in a manager's seat, Scholes is sure that the Portuguese will be keeping a close eye on him.

"I think he will be watching results. Whether he will be watching the games I am not too sure," Scholes is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

That is part of the thing that bugged me a little bit. I wanted to get into it (management) anyway but I have left myself wide open. I have been quite critical."I don't think we will get many pundits watching - [although] if we are losing games I am sure people will be popping up.

"I have never really understood why players and managers take notice of what pundits say anyway," continued Scholes.

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"They are just giving an opinion on the game and get paid for doing so.

"If anyone wants to have a dig at me, I won't be taking any notice. The only person I answer to is the owner."

Scholes's first game in charge will be tonight against Yeovil Town.

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