Man United legend Paul Scholes interviews for Oldham Athletic job: How Alex Ferguson's players have fared in management

Sport360 staff 12/10/2017

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been interviewed for the managerial vacancy at League One Oldham.

If he were to get the post, he'd become the latest in a long line of players to join the Sir Alex Ferguson coaching tree.

Many footballers who played under the Scot at United have gone on to take up managerial roles, with mixed success. Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, and Gary Neville are among the high-profile flops, although Keane is now enjoying a resurgence as Martin O'Neill's assistant in the Republic of Ireland setup, and is expected to take over whenever O'Neill vacates the job.

It's hard to determine any clear-cut success story, although Mark Hughes has impressed at times during his managerial career and Steve Bruce has often done well with weaker teams. There are high expectations of Reading's Jaap Stam and Leicester City assistant Michael Appleton.

The wild-card is Ryan Giggs, who believes he has what it takes to be a successful manager and has reportedly turned down roles he felt were not good fits, but has also been passed over for other candidates for jobs which became available, such as Swansea City, according to reports.

Here's a look at how selective graduates of Sir Alex Ferguson's United have fared in management.

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Real Madrid prepared to offer three players in exchange for Tottenham star Harry Kane

David Cooper 11/10/2017
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Harry Kane is a target of Real Madrid

Real Madrid could be willing to offer three players in exchange for HARRY KANE, according to a report in the Daily Star.

Spanish outlet Diario Gol claims Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric would head to Tottenham as part of the mega deal. It is thought no less than £179million would be accepted for Kane, who has been named on a 30-man shortlist to win the 2017 Ballon d’Or, to move to the Bernabeu.

Paris Saint-Germain are targeting Chelsea midfielder N’GOLO KANTE in a deal worth £90million, the Daily Mirror reports.

If successful, it would make the 26-year-old the most expensive Premier League transfer and would further strengthen a PSG team which already includes Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Chelsea's French midfielder N'Golo Kante

Chelsea’s French midfielder N’Golo Kante

Manchester City look set to hold on to playmaker DAVID SILVA, according to the Daily Mail.

With the end of his contract looming, talks have been under way since the start of the season to encourage the 31-year-old to stay on at the Etihad Stadium for another year.

It appears there has been a breakthrough in wage negotiations and Silva is prepared to accept a £150,000-a-week offer.

Arsenal’s ALEXIS SANCHEZ could be heading for Manchester City in the new year, the Daily Telegraph says.

After a £60million bid failed during the summer, Pep Guardiola still appears determined to bring the forward to the north-west. Sanchez’s deal with the Gunners runs out in June but City look prepared to make a cash offer to see the deal through in January.

After making his England debut last week, Tottenham’s HARRY WINKS looks set to be rewarded with a club pay rise, the Times reports.

His progress for Spurs and at international level means the 21-year-old will see his wages double to £40,000 a week, the paper says. His last deal was signed in February and the midfielder has four-and-a-half years remaining on his contract.

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Crystal Palace winger ANDROS TOWNSEND is a target for Leicester, the Daily Mail claims.

The Foxes showed an interest in the 26-year-old during the summer but failed to meet the player’s price tag. After a troubled start to the season, though, Palace may need to sell to fund a move for a striker.

ALVARO GARCIA is on the radar of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, according to a report in the Daily Express.

The 24-year-old currently plays for Spanish side Cadiz but could be heading for the Premier League following a number of offers from English clubs, Grada 3 suggests.

But with Mourinho reportedly prepared to pay a £7.2million release clause, United could be the front-runners in tempting the midfielder away from LaLiga 2.

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"Luckily the nationality of the best player in the world is Argentinian" - Jorge Sampaoli praises Lionel Messi

David Cooper 11/10/2017
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Argentina captain Lionel Messi

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli said his side cannot totally rely on Lionel Messi as his team swept aside Ecuador 3-1 to qualify for the World Cup.

Messi scored a hat-trick as the club recovered from an early Ecuador strike to claim all three points and a place in Russia.

Speaking after the result, Sampaoli said his squad “should help (Messi) to be in the World Cup” and that Argentina “took a big step ahead”.

He said: “They won the game with authority. (The opposition) scored a goal and we did not despair.

“Today luckily the nationality of the best player in the world is Argentinian.

“We must be sure everything does not depend on Leo (Messi) (but) today he brought his great ability.

“I told the group: Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owed the World Cup to Messi.

“We should help him be in a the World Cup.”

The goal in the opening minute for Ecuador – when Romario Ibarra struck – did not faze the Argentian side, Sampaoli said.

“I think the game became complicated in terms of planning. It became more difficult because Ecuador scored in the opening minute.

“But we, as a group, had the ability to appreciate the match lasts 90 minutes.”

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