In a column for the Independent newspaper at the time, Scholes wrote: "One day I believe that I will manage Oldham, the club that my dad supports and who are very close to my heart".
Latics, who are now 19th in the League One table, have been in search of a new manager since John Sheridan left in September.
The Manchester United legend, a fan of the League One club, was spoken to at an undisclosed location in the town yesterday.
Oldham have also spoken to Clarence Seedorf about the manager's job, although the former Netherlands global is now out of the running.
Oldham have been without a manager since John Sheridan left on September 25.
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"They are a really good family club who mean a great deal to a lot of people - myself included".
Another former United midfielder, Richie Wellens, is now interim manager and has spoken of his desire to take on the role full time having won all three matches in charge.
The club refused to confirm or deny the interview with Scholes.
Sky Sports News understands 42-year-old Scholes and current caretaker manager Richie Wellens are the leading candidates for the Sky Bet League One job.
Most of Scholes's time at present is taken up as a media pundit for BT Sport and as co-owner of non-league Salford City.