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Macclesfield Town appoint new manager

Macclesfield Town have appointed Sol Campbell as the new first team manager.

It was less than a week ago that the former Arsenal and England player was reported to be having talks at with the League Two strugglers, who sacked Mark Yates last month after a winless start to the season.

Earlier this year, he missed out on the Oxford United job and is said to have been interviewed for jobs at Oldham Athletic and Grimsby Town.

Sol Campbell on talkSPORT said, about missing out on previous jobs: “I did go (for the job) and they didn’t accept me.

“Maybe it was a lack of experience things like that blah blah blah, but it’s a full circle.

“Experience? How do I get experience when I need a job to get experience?

“I don’t want to go too low that it’s a struggle and I don’t want to go too low that I’m under someone and thinking ‘what am I doing here?’

“I would rather be managing a club myself.

“I’m confident and it’s not like it’s rocket science to run a football club especially when you get to that level.

“If you’re intelligent enough and a quick learner you will learn pretty soon within two or three games what the team needs training wise to survive in that league, to get better, to get in the play-offs or even win the league.

“I’m intelligent enough, it’s not like I played on a fox and dog pitch all my life.

“I can’t believe some people, I’m one of the greatest minds in football and I’m wasted because of a lack of experience or maybe he talks his mind too much.”


Various football fans have given their reaction to Sol Campbell getting the Macclesfield manager’s job and it’s fair to say the Silkmen supporters are not happy – check those tweets out on the next page.


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