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Paul Scholes has been named interim Head Coach of League 2 club Salford City after the departure of Graham Alexander.
The Manchester United legend is a part-owner of the club along with fellow ‘class of 92’ alumni Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville, and steps into the club’s dugout on a temporary basis.
Alexander leaves the club fifth in the League Two table after two wins from their opening five League games.
Scholes who had a brief stint in charge of Oldham Athletic in 2019 will lead the team as the club search for a new permanent Head Coach. He will be assisted by Warren Joyce, with the duo’s first game in charge coming against Port Vale on Saturday.
Scholes has taken charge of Salford once before, joining Phil Neville in overseeing a 2-1 victory over Kendal Town in 2015.
A club statement 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 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.”
Club Statement regarding Graham Alexander.
— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) October 12, 2020