PAUL Scholes has broken his silence on his reasons for quitting as Latics manager after just a month.

The former England midfielder took his first step in management by taking over at the club he has supported all his life.

But his tenure at Boundary Park came to a premature end as he quit last month, just 31 days into the job.

Scholes released a statement at the time, insisting: “In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe.

“I wish the fans, the players and the staff – who have been tremendous – all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.”

The ex-Manchester United star won his first game in charge, at home to Yeovil Town, but after collecting three points from the following six League Two games, he resigned.

Now, Scholes has revealed more on his decision to leave Oldham, with club owner Abdallah Lemsagam firmly in his sights.

“I had heard loads of stories about interference and stuff.” he said while back working as a pundit on BT Sport this week.

“The first three weeks there were little bits – not so much ‘leave him out, he can’t play, don’t play him, play the player I said’ – there was nothing like that in the first three weeks.

“There were subtle hints, yeah of course, but I’m not stupid enough to not realise what they are trying to do.

“In the last week there was a couple of issues with a couple of players, experienced pros I felt didn’t deserve to be treated the way the club wanted to treat them.

“I didn’t need the hassle of that. I really like the players, really

respected them and would have done anything for them. But once I get told ‘don’t play him’, that’s when it is time for me to go.

“That only happened once, but that was the end of it. There were subtle hints along the way, but that was the end of it.”

The owner denied having interfered in team matters in the wake of Scholes’ departure, and

Lemsagam said at the time: “I personally was always supportive of any decisions Paul made or consulted me on reassuring him that he was the man in charge.”