Report: Ex-Tottenham and Arsenal star Sol Campbell wants to be Mayor of London

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Former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur defender Sol Campbell has lofty post-football ambitions.


Former England defender Sol Campbell is long retired, and has huge post-football ambitions.

The ex-footballer wants to move into politics, and told the Guardian last October he wanted to join the Conservative party.

Now in a fresh interview he has revealed his desire to hold one of the UK's top positions in a would-be political career.

Campbell told The Times: "Boris Johnson has done exceptionally well for business, but London’s about people as well. Becoming mayor of London has come up in conversation. It’s interesting. I’ve got some ideas that I’d love to implement. I’m not going into it now. I don’t want people nicking them."

HITC Top Corner has mocked up Campbell above in Johnson's famous mop haircut, but you can't knock the ex-England international's desire to make a difference.

Campbell has previously commented in the Guardian on his desire to get disengaged voters to take an interest in politics, and as a well known public figure he would certainly continue to court headlines.

Any ambition to become eventually become Mayor of London would be laced with difficulty owing to being disliked by a prominent club in the city.

Campbell became a hate figure at Totenham Hotspur after leaving the club on a free transfer - to join rivals Arsenal. This saw him dubbed 'Judas' by fans, and verbally abused by supporters whenever the two teams faced off.

There have been a number of former footballers go into politics in various countries around the world in the past. These include Brazilian legend Socrates, and former Chelsea duo Alexei Smertin and Andriy Shevchenko.

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