Paul Scholes has taken temporary charge of Salford City, the club he is part-owner of, after Graham Alexander was sacked as manager of the League Two club.
Alexander has been removed despite an unbeaten start to the League Two season, winning two and drawing three of their first five games of the campaign.
Scholes, who owns the club alongside former Man Utd teammates David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville will now be in charge for the interim before a permanent manager is appointed.
Warren Joyce, Salford’s head of youth development, is due to assist Scholes in the dugout but is currently self-isolating due to Covid-19.
The BBC report that Joyce was likely to have taken over himself had it not been for the isolation.
Scholes will take his Salford City team to Port Vale on Saturday as he takes charge of a team for the first time since his unsuccessful stint in charge of Oldham in 2019 which lasted just 31 days.
A club statement read: ‘Salford City Football Club announces that manager Graham Alexander has left the club with immediate effect. The club met with Graham this morning and after discussion have agreed to part company.
‘The club would like to wish him all the best and success in the future. First team coach, Chris Lucketti, will also leave the club.
‘Paul Scholes will act as the interim head coach while the club looks to secure a new manager. Warren Joyce, currently in isolation, will join Paul once he is able to.’