Date: 4th February 2013 at 6:08pm
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Yesterday showed Paul Scholes' importance

This season could very well be ’ last, with the midfielder reportedly looking at retirement for the second time.

Aged 38, Ferguson has been tactical in his use of Scholes this term as it appears we are trying to end our reliance on the influential veteran. With Oldham recently parting ways with manager Paul Dickov, could there be a place for Scholes in their dugout?

There has been an influx of bets on Scholes to become manager of the Latics, a club that Scholes is known to be fond of and Sky Bet have named him as favourite to replace Dickov.

Sky Bet‘s Chris Spicer said:

“We initially made Scholes available to back as a sort of novelty option, but within 24 hours he’s received the most interest.

“Oldham is a club known to be close to his heart, so if he was to receive a player-manager offer then perhaps he might find it too hard to turn down.”

Scholes is unlikely to walk out on mid season, but could this be a position he fills if he decides to call it a day at the end of the season?