Scholes Knows Jose Mourinho Will Be Watching Him Closely

Scholes Knows Jose Mourinho Will Be Watching Him Closely

Scholes has plenty of former colleagues and friends for support and advice and while he may tap into contacts at Manchester United (friend Nicky Butt is head of the academy there) he is keen to find his own way in management.

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, has admitted he expects Jose Mourinho to take a strong interest, as he goes into football management.

The law guiding the league says anyone with conflict of interest will not be allowed to take any role, and since the former midfielder keeps ten percent of shares at Salford, it became hard.

"It wasn't something I was quite ready to do and there's obviously been three or four times over the last six years where it could have happened and I've not been quite ready".

Scholes is a part-owner of Salford City and he was briefly caretaker manager of the club in 2015. I wanted to get into it [management] anyway but I have left myself wide open.

"I have never really understood why players and managers take notice of what pundits say anyway", continued Scholes. They are giving an opinion and get paid for doing so.

"I want my team to be aggressive and focused on winning first and foremost", he said.

"I'd speak to anyone yeah, I'm sure the gaffer is on the other end of the phone", he added.

"I've got great experience with Gary (Neville) too, what he did in Valencia, Ryan (Giggs) with Wales and under Louis Van Gaal (at United)". I've watched them closely: I think they are a good team and have some good players.

"You need contacts at this level all over the place, I have a few - not just Man United".

"I know they are mid-table at the minute but with the squad we have it should be pushing for promotion".

"He won't be picking the team - myself and the coaching staff will be picking the team, so I think we are quite clear on that". The England International made 718 appearances for the Old Trafford club, his only team, including 499 in the Premier League, and scored 155 goals in all competitions.