Paul Scholes Premier Futsal


Paul Scholes has been participating in the Premier Futsal in India, alongside the likes of Ryan Giggs, Ronaldinho, Cafu, Michel Salgado and Hernan Crespo.

The Manchester United legend had represented Bengaluru in the tournament, who failed to make it to the semi-finals despite having Scholes in their ranks.

Despite that Scholes is still expected to stay in India until the end of the tournament, which has had something of a party atmosphere, and during a break he spoke to Sport Witness.

Asked on his future plans, apart from Premier Futsal with whom he has signed a three-year contract, Scholes says he is working on UEFA coaching badges, but plans to continue as a pundit at the moment.

He said: “Just looking to continue as a pundit, if there is something in time that interests me in coaching bit then possibly.

“There hasn’t been anything so far. I’m doing my badges. I’m doing the A license, and I’m looking for pro license, which I feel is important for coaching.

“I’m doing a lot of TV work, and notice the game closely like coaches and managers do at home. I’ve a young family and it’s nice to spend time at home with them as well.”

The 41-year-old was also asked if Sam Allardyce is the right man to take over the England job from Roy Hodgson.

He added: “I hope so, time will tell. Whenever there is a new manager, you hope so. When Louis van Gaal was appointed, we hoped he was the right man to manage Manchester United, but it didn’t really work out well.

“We hoped Moyes was the right man, and now we hope Mourinho is the right man. You just don’t know. Probably after a year, I can tell you if he is the right man.”

“I hope so, I think he wasn’t the only candidate around. There are other great managers around like Steve Bruce, but I think Sam Allardyce has the experience.

“I think he is unfairly tagged as a ‘long ball manager’, if you look at his Bolton team they player really well with some brilliant footballers.

“If he can get the England players to like each other, especially create a team spirit. I think it’s really important.”

Dipesh Agarwal.