Football legend Paul Scholes has had a vast and exciting career both on and off the pitch. The former Manchester United midfielder turned pundit, and Oldham Athletic AFC Manager is inspirational as he talks with pride of how his career went from strength to strength. The lad from Salford is praised by professionals for being “an amazingly gifted player”. His incredible knowledge and passion for the game have led to his great success and even greater stories to tell. As a sports speaker, he draws on his experiences of striving to achieve peak performance on the field and his drive to deliver quality commentary on his beloved sport and team.
He started his early years at the Manchester United youth academy before making his first-team debut in 1994 with two goals and ultimately a win. 718 appearances for Manchester United and eleven Premier League titles later the star was inducted into the English Football Hall Of Fame in 2008 an accolade well earned. Not only was he the best central midfielder for his home club, but Scholes also secured 66 caps for England from 1997 until his international retirement in 2004.
Credited with impeccable technique, precise passing, and impressive shooting, Paul Scholes was and is an incredibly well-respected player. However, since his retirement from his club career in 2013, Scholes has continued to be an asset to the football world. He began his appearances on Sky Sports in 2013 and BT Sports in 2014 as a straight-talking pundit. He covered both the Champions League and Europa League games where he held nothing back of his opinions, which raised a few eyebrows. In February 2019, Scholes turned his hand to football management at Oldham Athletic, for a short time.
A varied and unique career spent devoted to one club makes Paul Sholes fascinating to listen to. His stories of starting out, the glory days and unrestful retirement are a crowd-pleaser. Football fan or not, the inspiring journey Sholes undertook, spurred on by hard work and determination, to become a champion, will resonate with all audiences.