Jakarta (threeriversburghblog) – Salford City have appointed former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes as their interim coach following the sacking of Graham Alexander.
Alexander led the club to promotion English football league (EFL) in its first season, 2018-19. The EFL is the second division in English football after the English Premier League.
He left the club in fifth place League twoafter being undefeated in their first five games of the season.
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Scholes is co-owner of the club along with former United teammates David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville.
His only coaching experience was coaching hometown club Oldham Athletic for 31 days in 2019. He resigned from his position because he “felt unable to work the way he wanted”.
“Salford City Football Club announces that coach Graham Alexander has left the club,” said a statement by the club on its official website, quoted by the BBC on Monday, October 12th.
“The club met with Graham this morning and agreed to split up. The club would like to thank Graham for his contribution and all of his hard work.”
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“In its first season, he brought the team to Wembley and promoted us League two and in its second season it reached the finals of the Leasing.com Trophy. “
“The club wishes all the best and every success for the future. Chris Lucketti, first team coach, will also leave the club. Paul Scholes will act as interim head coach when the club is looking for a new coach.”
Scholes’ first game as Salford coach was an away game against Port Vale at the weekend.
Reporter: Hendri Sukma Indrawan
Editor: Teguh Handoko
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