Great Britain and Ireland XI's Sol Campbell
Sol Campbell is well remembered for being a solid defender, switching between rival clubs and sliding for an eternity in an England game among other things.
The 42-year-old has been out of the game for a while now and many people wondered if he would ever venture into the world of football management given his experience in the game, and now it appears as if that question has been answered. As reported by The Times, Campbell has spoken about how he is currently in negotiations regarding his first job as a manager.
Campbell has not played professionally since his brief tenure with Newcastle United, which followed a long career that saw him make alot of headlines along the way. His clubs included Tottenham, Arsenal, Portsmouth and even a brief one-game stint at Notts County.
“I am in active negotiations and we will see how things pan out over the next two or three weeks,” Campbell told The Times.
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“I am waiting for someone to come back to me. I will have to see the proposal.
"I am probably recognised more in Europe than my own country. Players and managers understand and appreciate me more.”
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Campbell has studied for his UEFA A coaching license, as well as briefly working at former club Arsenal in a youth coach role.
His experience in the game coupled with his determination to succeed in this new role seems to be paying off, and it will be interesting to see where the Englishman ends up.
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