Paul Scholes is finally set to become Oldham’s new manager.
The Manchester United legend has been in talks with the League Two club for the past month, but his involvement with Salford City has caused delays.
But Sky Sports report the EFL do not think there is a conflict of interest with Scholes’ 10 per cent stake in Salford, which means he is free to take over at boyhood club Oldham.
Oldham are looking to replace Frankie Bunn, who was sacked in December.
The Latics are 15th in League Two with promotion or relegation unlikely.
Scholes’ Oldham could play Salford in League Two next season if the latter win promotion from the National League.
Speaking about his links to the Oldham vacancy last month, Scholes told talkSPORT: “There’s nothing to tell to be honest with you.
“If something happens then people will know about it. While I’ve been doing my punditry, I’ve made no secret that I want to be back working in football.
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“I want to have something to achieve again. I spent 20 years trying to achieve something after leaving school. With the punditry, there’s nothing to achieve.
“Look, if I get a coaching job, a manager’s job, whatever it will be, it gives me that bit of edge again to try to make players better, to try to achieve something.”
Oldham would be a first managerial role for Scholes, who made 718 appearances and scored 155 goals for Manchester United.