Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has been appointed manager of Macclesfield Town – currently, the worst team in the Football League as they sit four points adrift of safety and rock-bottom of League Two.
The 44-year-old won 73 caps for England and Gunners fans won’t need to be reminded that he was part of the 2003/04 title-winning ‘Invincibles’ squad, but the former centre-back will now go from winning honours at the dizzy heights of the Premier League to scrapping for status in the fourth division of English football.
Having spent time with Aidy Boothroyd and the England Under 21s as part of an FA campaign to ensure there is fair representation of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) coaches in the game, the man who once described himself as “one of the greatest minds in football” has finally secured his first managerial role.
There is no doubt that the Londoner has a mammoth task on his hands, but the Emirates faithful are backing him on Twitter.
Great news, good luck Sol, if you are half as good a manager as you were a player you will be a huge success.
— Dave Bishop (@DaveBis17589337) November 27, 2018
Going to be a very very tough job for you @SolManOfficial but all the very best of luck to you!
— Red White Gooner ?⚪️ (@RedWhite_Gooner) 27 November 2018
Bottom of league 2 is going to be a very tough job
— Dr Bob ??????? (@R262769) 27 November 2018
@95_rayhan112 few invincible members are managing a team not bad.
— Mahbub Rashid (@mabz2k12) 27 November 2018
Congratulations you deserve all the best mate!
— magzy kareo (@MagzyKareo) 27 November 2018
Nice one @SolManOfficial ?
— Hectic Bellerin (@Bellerins_Boots) 27 November 2018
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