Ex England international Paul Scholes has been appointed as the interim manager of league two side Salford City following the sacking of Graham Alexander.

Scholes is among the six set of former Manchester United players who owns the club, the former Red Devils include Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and David Beckham.

The class of 92 member is entering the management sphere for the second time, following his 31-day tenure at of Oldham Athletic in 2019.

Salford City in a statement announced the relieving of Graham and the appointment of Paul

“Salford City Football Club announces that manager Graham Alexander has left the club with immediate effect.

“The club met with Graham this morning and after discussion have agreed to part company. The club would like to thank Graham for his contribution and all his hard work.

“In his first season he guided the team to Wembley, resulting in promotion to League 2 and in his second season he reached the Leasing.com Trophy final. The club would like to wish him all the best and success in the future.

“Paul Scholes will act as the interim head coach while the club looks to secure a new manager. Warren Joyce, currently in isolation, will join Paul once he is able to.”

Paul Schole’s first match in charge of Salford City would be coming up this weekend on Saturday against Port Vale.