Sol Campbell says all he wants is to get back into management, and he’s raring to go as soon as he gets another opportunity.
Campbell got his managerial career going with Macclesfield Town in November 2018, taking over a club at the very bottom of the Football League.
With the former Gunner in charge, Macclesfield escaped relegation from League Two with seven wins and 10 draws in his 25 games in charge. Campbell and Macclesfield then mutually agreed he would leave the club in August.
A month later, Campbell is on the lookout for a job, but he believes his achievements will Macclesfield will put him in the picture with clubs further up the footballing pyramid.
“It’s a different conversation now. Before it was: ‘okay, great career – but let’s see what happens now’,” Campbell began (via Portsmouth.co.uk). “Now, I’ve shown what I’m about. Not many people can do what I did, come through it and I know I can do the job.
“Championship, Premier League – you just never know. I just want a challenge. I’ve shown what I can do. I don’t need a three-year contract, give me one year and I’ll show you what I can do.
“I can’t wait for the next opportunity. I’m struggling to be out of the game because all I want is to get back in. I’m a manager. If I didn’t want it so much I wouldn’t be here talking about it. Here or abroad. I’m raring to go.”
Campbell has also worked as an assistant manager for the Trinidad and Tobago national team, and he spent some time coaching the England u21s briefly before he got the Macclesfield job.
For the time being, Campbell is still better known for his achievements on the pitch. He won two Premier League titles and two FA Cup trophies during his time with Arsenal, including playing 50 games in all competitions in the ‘invincible’ season.
Now he wants to forge a similarly successful career in management. With any luck, he’ll get that chance with another job in the near future.