‘Fans want entertainment and that’s what we gave them’: Paul Scholes hails attacking Oldham after beginning his managerial career with a big win
- Paul Scholes took charge of his first match as a manager on Tuesday evening
- He led his Oldham Athletic side to a 4-1 victory over Yeovil Town in League Two
- After the game, he said: ‘Fans want entertainment and that’s what we gave them’
Paul Scholes hailed his entertainers after he began his managerial career with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Yeovil.
Goals from Jose Baxter, Callum Lang, Mohamed Maouche and Chris Missilou, with Bevis Mugabi’s netting the solitary response for the visitors, gave the 44-year-old Manchester United legend a perfect start at Boundary Park.
‘That’s what I want,’ a delighted Scholes said after picking up three points on debut.
Paul Scholes took charge of his first match as Oldham Athletic manager on Tuesday evening
Manchester United legend Scholes saw his Oldham side beat Yeovil Town 4-1 at Boundary Park
‘I want them to express themselves and enjoy themselves. Fans want entertainment and that’s what we gave them.’
Scholes was given a rousing reception at his boyhood club.
‘It was great,’ he said. ‘It’s a place I’ve come as a fan and I know you excite them when you entertain them.’
Scholes, who lives Oldham, had revealed that he had struggled to sleep since taking over at Boundary Park.
But he was expecting a sound night’s slumber after seeing his team thrash Yeovil.
‘It’s a relief and I may get some sleep tonight!’ he said.
The victory lifts Oldham to 11th, six points from the play-offs in League Two, with two home matches to come.
‘There’s a chance of the play-offs but I’m not looking far ahead,’ he said. ‘We’ll look at Crewe first on Saturday.
‘I knew there was talent in the side and they’ve shown it.’
Scholes has inherited an inflated squad at Boundary Park and admitted he has not had enough time to make his mark.
‘It’s more like a soccer school than a first-team squad,’ he joked. ‘I’ve probably only had an hour-and-a-half with them.’
Scholes, 44, controled a stray ball while Yeovil coach Paul Terry (left) watched on to his right
Oldham boss Scholes had plenty of cause for celebration as his side cruised to a huge victory