Paul Scholes starts fast-track coaching course….

Paul Scholes has completed his coaching badges

Paul Scholes has started a fast-track coaching course to pave the way for a move into management. The former Manchester United and England legend began his A licence at Blackburn Rovers academy on Monday. Scholes could be qualified through this scheme by the end of the season as he and some elite former players are given a special course shorter than the usual. And Scholes can now take a job in football as he is in the process of getting his badges.

Wigan boss Warren Joyce wants Scholes to come in part time while Manchester United would also now be able to give him a post with their kids. It is a significant first step for Scholes who has stayed off coaching courses unlike big pals Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt. But now the quiet man of the Class of 92 looks ready to get serious about moving into the dug out. Others on the course include fellow TV pundit Trevor Sinclair, with the FA keen to have as many former players in their classes as possible.

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