Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes the time is right to begin his managerial career after being appointed Oldham Athletic manager on a one-and-a-half-year contract on Monday.

British media reported that Scholes was cleared to take up the position last week when the English Football League decided the 44-year-old’s 10 percent stake in fifth-tier Salford City would not represent a conflict of interest.

Scholes, a lifelong Oldham fan who spent his entire playing career at United, won 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions League crowns before hanging up his boots in 2013.

He is the latest from England’s so-called ‘Golden Generation’ to move into management, following in the footsteps of Frank Lampard at Derby County and Steven Gerrard at Rangers