Paul Scholes snubs coaching role in David Moyes’ staff for a break from football
Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that Paul Scholes has chosen to take a brief sabbatical from football. The midfield maestro was offered a coaching role at the club, but Paul Scholes is keen on spending some time with his family before he returns to football once again.
The former England international is notoriously known for distancing himself from media, which is why most of the updates about his career are usually heard from sources close to the player. It is believed that Paul Scholes wants a break from his old life, but is expected to be available before the new season begins.
The new Old Trafford boss David Moyes appointed Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville to his coaching staff last week. The new Scotsman hoped of adding Paul Scholes, especially after the midfielder hung up his boots at the end of the season.
Paul Scholes is expected to work at some capacity at Manchester United in the future. The 38-year-old is already considered to be a club icon and is an ambassador; which is why a coaching role at the club should be the next step in his career with Manchester United.
Paul Scholes won’t be new to the coaching job at Manchester United. The born and bred Red Devil was part of the coaching team after he retired from football in 2011. The need for a midfielder brought Paul Scholes back into action, but after two more years Paul Scholes finally hung up his boots again.
David Moyes and his backroom staff are brushing up for the new season. Big expectations and big responsibility falls upon the shoulders of David Moyes, a man picked up for the manager role by Sir Alex Ferguson himself, when the season resumes after the summer break.
David Moyes has already admitted he would be happy to receive help from those who know the club well, which is why Paul Scholes would be a very useful asset in his backroom staff.
“I wanted to make sure I had connections to what happened here,” David Moyes said in an interview to Manchester United’s official website. “I spoke to Paul Scholes as well. He wants to have some time off with his family.
“Paul was fantastic with me and wanted to help a lot. I probably spent an hour or two on the phone with him. He wants to spend time with his family at the moment. We'll bring him in when he's ready.”