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Stoke Ready To Approach Scholes?

Posted by Keano! on May 29, 2009

Stoke City are apparently ready to approach Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes with a player-coach deal according to The Daily Mail. Scholes who doesn’t hold down a regular starting position at United these days said that the upcoming season could well be his last and he is very interested in coaching with a view to management in his future.

This offer from Stoke may tempt Scholsey, as he would start much more games then he would at United and it will also give him an “in” to the coaching world. It’s thought he would reject the offer from Stoke who were bookies favourites to be relegated at the start of the season, but Tony Pulis has steered clear of the drop zone and wants to strengthen his team to tackle next seasons challenge.

You would expect Scholes to stay at United, especially with the obvious opportunity to coach the youths at the club and move on similarly to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is the current Reserves boss at United. Although the chance to play on a more regular basis plants seeds of doubt in some minds.

Speaking earlier in the week on his future, Scholes said,

"Not playing every week is an adjustment you don’t like making. You train all week, and you want to play games," said Scholes

"I think there comes a time when you have to accept you won’t play every week, especially with the quality of midfielders we have.
"I will have to see how I am next season, but if I feel I can go again, I will. I would have thought next season will be my last one, though. After that, I would not rule out management.
He added, "Let’s see how the coaching goes first, but I would like to be a manager one day. I think I could put up with the demands it brings."

This comes after reports of Carlos Tevez, Nani, Park Ji-Sung and Tomasz Kuszczak all set to be offloaded by United.

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