Salford, expectedly, will join League Two (where Oldham plays) next season and there were initial fears of conflict of interests.
Scholes has plenty of former colleagues and team-mates for support and advice and revealed he will try to use his links with Manchester United to his advantage but he is keen to find his own way in management.
The 44-year-old will bring former Oldham coach Mick Priest back to Boundary Park as his assistant.
"It wasn't something I was quite ready to do and there's obviously been three or four times over the last six years where it could have happened and I've not been quite ready".
"I was a United fan as a young kid but my dad was an Oldham fan so it was a lot easier to go and watch Oldham".
"If anyone wants to have a dig at me, I won't be taking any notice".
Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps
Turkish media claimed he was tortured to death in a so-called re-education camp in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Turkey said the Uyghurs faced pressure and "systematic assimilation" in western China.
Former United manager Jose Mourinho was among those to be questioned by Scholes on a regular basis prior to his dismissal by the Red Devils in December.
"It's always been a club fighting relegation as much as other managers have tried to lift it, it's been hard and I'm like every manager who's been here in that time, I want to try and change it".
"It's no secret how much he has wanted this job in the past and how much he loves this club, so I'm very happy to bring him into our family at Oldham Athletic".
"I've got great experience with Gary (Neville) too, what he did in Valencia, Ryan (Giggs) with Wales and under Louis Van Gaal (at United)".
His first game in charge will be Yeovil at home next Tuesday after Wild signed off with a 3-0 win at Crawley Town on Saturday. "Paul will have my backing 100% and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club".