Sports World: Scholes in line for post of Oldham boss

Scholes in line for post of Oldham boss

LONDON • Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been interviewed for the manager's job at League One football club Oldham Athletic, BBC Radio Manchester reported.

The 42-year-old ended his playing career in 2013 after making more than 700 appearances for United and winning 11 Premier League titles.

Scholes has since worked as a television pundit and is part-owner of National League North club Salford City along with former United team-mates Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.


Park Ji Sung to start winter torch relay

SEOUL • South Korean football icon Park Ji Sung has been named the first torch-bearer for the first Winter Olympics to take place in his native country, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

The organising committee for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games said on Wednesday that Park, the former men's national team captain, will carry the torch first after the lighting and handover ceremonies in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on Oct 24.


Strachan gives up Scotland hot seat

LONDON • Gordon Strachan has left his role as Scotland head coach with immediate effect, the Scottish Football Association has announced.

Scotland missed out on World Cup qualification, finishing third behind England and Slovakia in Group F. David Moyes and Alex McLeish are among the early favourites listed by bookmakers to replace Strachan.


Park ties for lead with Kim and Lee

SEOUL • World No. 2 Park Sung Hyun fired six birdies to share the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship first-round lead with fellow South Korean Kim Min Sun and Australia's Minjee Lee yesterday.

Park, playing in a group that featured golf's top three, carded a six-under-par 66 to grab the joint overnight lead.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe