The former Spurs defender has landed his first managerial job, joining the League Two strugglers on an 18-month contract.

You will struggle to find many footballers disliked by fans of their former club quite like ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender Sol Campbell.

Between 1992 and 2001, the 44-year-old was a rock in the Spurs back line during a time when the team was largely struggling, and was loved by the White Hart Lane faithful.

However, Campbell rejected a new deal at the end of his Tottenham contract before subsequently signing for Arsenal on a free transfer ahead of the 2001-02 Premier League season.

To this day, the former England international remains a hate figure among Spurs fans for the manner in which he left the club and for subsequently joining their bitter rivals.

Even though Campbell told JOE in an interview earlier this year that the animosity is “insignificant for me now”, the feeling does not appear to be reciprocated.

Since retiring from professional football, Campbell has sought to take his first steps on the managerial career ladder.

On Tuesday, League Two side Macclesfield Town confirmed Campbell’s appointment on an 18-month contract, his first job as a first-team manager.

A number of Spurs fans subsequently took to Twitter to express their opinions on the Silkmen’s new boss:

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