It would be a hard situation for a managerial debut with Oldham sitting at 19th in League One, and also considering that current caretaker manager, also an ex-United player in Richie Wellens, has done a solid job thus far.
Corney and Scholes remain in regular contact and Scholes has held training sessions with the club's youth teams in the past as he undertakes his Uefa coaching badges.
That said, another of that legendary crop of Man Utd youngsters could be set to venture into management for the first time as Paul Scholes has reportedly been interviewed for the Oldham job, where he would be taking over after John Sheridan left the club last month.
Oldham are 19th in League One and next play Blackburn on Saturday.
His experience and reputation in the world of football will no doubt make Paul Scholes an enticing prospect for Oldham Athletic, who will be desperate to continue raising morale and secure their future in the English third tier.
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An eclectic mix of managers have been linked with the struggling Latics, including Clarence Seedorf, Billy Davies, Darren Ferguson, Alan Stubbs, and Pablo Correa, but Oldham could now opt to go down the rookie route with Schloes.
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Sky Sports News understands 42-year-old Scholes and current caretaker manager Richie Wellens are the leading candidates for the Sky Bet League One job.
Plus, FA rules state that he would not be able to have any involvement with Salford if he was to take the Oldham job.