Taking on your first managerial role is always a daunting task.
No matter how much faith you have in your own ability, walking into uncharted waters can provide a rude awakening for anyone.
The former Manchester United midfielder, the legend that is Paul Scholes, is about to experience the above first-hand after it was revealed, yesterday, the 44-year-old has agreed to become the manager of the League Two side, Oldham Athletic.
However, the pressure is probably greater on Paul because not only is this his first stab at a managerial role, it is at the club he supported as a youngster and still, naturally, has affections for.
Paul, who has put pen-to-paper on an 18-month contract, will be expected to turn around the fortunes of the ailing club who have slipped into lower league obscurity since the heady days when Joe Royle was in charge of them.
Scholes has been a success at whatever he has turned his hand to, a glittering career as a midfielder has been followed by gaining respect, from others, as a television pundit, but Paul, we feel, is about to face his sternest test and one that will test his credentials to the full.
Here at Vital Manchester United, we wish Paul every success and we will be keeping a watchful eye on how he gets on at Boundary Park.
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