Paul Scholes appointed Salford City manager after Graham Alexander sacked


Paul Scholes has been installed as interim head coach of Salford City after the sacking of Graham Alexander.

Scholes, who co-owns the club with his former Manchester United teammates Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, will not be a permanent appointment with a new head coach to be hired by the end of the month.

Scholes will lead training at the League 2 club following the 2-2 draw with Tranmere, leaving them in fifth and still unbeaten after five games.

The 45-year-old will be on the bench at Port Vale this Saturday, with the club confirming the switch in a lengthy statement.

It read: “Salford City Football Club announces that manager Graham Alexander has left the club with immediate effect.

“The club met with Graham this morning and after discussion have agreed to part company. The club would like to thank Graham for his contribution and all his hard work.

“In his first season he guided the team to Wembley, resulting in promotion to League 2 and in his second season he reached the Leasing.com Trophy final.

“The club would like to wish him all the best and success in the future. First team coach, Chris Lucketti, will also leave the club. 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. Advertisement Warren Joyce, the club’s development manager, who would have stepped in is currently isolating, hence the reappearance of Scholes on the bench.

“He previously took the job of his home town Oldham in 2019 but resigned after a month citing interference from the owner. And he managed Salford City with Phil Neville in 2015 for one game when Phil Parkinson was sacked when the club were still in the Northern Premier League Division One North.”

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