Ole Gunnar Solakajer has invited Paul Scholes to Manchester United’s training ground to talk through his Oldham exit.
Former United star Scholes quit as Oldham boss after just 31 days in charge, with Solskjaer offering his former team-mate support.
Asked if he was surprised at the decision by Scholes to quit, Solskajer said: “Were you [surprised]?
“He’s probably got his reasons why he left, so you’ve got to ask him.
“He’s invited here if he wants to come and have a little chat about it.
“We’ve texted each other and it didn’t work out, that’s just management.”
The former England midfielder won just one of his seven games in charge and leaves Boundary Park with the Latics sitting 14th in League Two.
“It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect,” said Scholes in a statement. “I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I’ve supported all my life.
“The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.
“In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role.
“I wish the fans, the players and the staff – who have been tremendous – all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.”
The Latics said in a statement said: “Oldham Athletic Football Club can confirm that Paul Scholes has resigned from his position as first-team manager with immediate effect.
”We would like to place on record our thanks to Paul for his efforts during his spell in charge of the club and would like to wish him well for the future.”