Paul Scholes wants to return to Manchester United in a coaching role, according to a report on Friday.
The former midfielder has been working as a pundit for BT Sport and ITV and has been one of strongest critics of Louis van Gaal’s style of play.
The Manchester Evening News claims Scholes is keen on a return to Old Trafford in a coaching capacity but the 41-year-old is unwilling to approach the club.
Their story says:
Scholes has confided that he is keen to step into coaching and management as soon as possible.
Despite establishing himself as one of the most authoritative football voices in broadcasting, he is known to be indifferent about working in the media.
But he does not intend to go cap in hand to his former club as much as he would like the chance to return.
Scholes was recruited to United’s backroom staff alongside Nicky Butt and Phil Neville by former team-mate Ryan Giggs when the Welshman was appointed as caretaker boss at the end of the 2013-14 season following the dismissal of David Moyes.
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) January 11, 2016
Giggs stayed on as Van Gaal’s assistant while Butt remained at the club in a youth coaching capacity. Butt was named as academy director last week, while Neville is working alongside brother Gary at Valencia.
The M.E.N. carried a back-page editorial on Friday calling for United to sack Van Gaal immediately following their club’s latest embarrassment – a 2-1 defeat to FC Midtjylland in their Europa League round of 32 first leg.
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) February 19, 2016