Who was to blame for Scholes’ departure?
Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam has hit back at Paul Scholes after he resigned as manager, claiming he was not able to operate as intended.
The former Manchester United star stunned the footballing world when he decided to leave Oldham just 31 days after being appointed.
While Scholes had only won one out of his last seven games, he cited not being able to operate as he intended for the reason he decided to leave.
Though, Oldham’s owner has now hit back at those suggestions.
— Oldham Athletic AFC (@OfficialOAFC) March 14, 2019
‘He gave no opportunity or indications that he needed to address any issues at all’
Abdallah Lemsagam, in a statement on the Oldham website, has given his side of the story.
Lemsagam moved to ensure fans Scholes was given full support ‘and autonomy that he asked for’.
Lemsagam also revealed that Scholes gave no indication he had any issues.
Not only that, the former Man United man resigned over text and refused to give his reasoning.
“Both myself and the staff at the club gave Paul all the support and autonomy that he asked for.
“I personally was always supportive of any decisions Paul made or consulted me on reassuring him that he was the man in charge.
“I continued to encourage him despite the results and reassured him that his job was secure.
“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.
“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.”
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