Sol Campbell is in advanced talks over becoming the new manager of Macclesfield Town, according to Sky Sports.

The Silkmen, who were promoted to League Two after winning the National League title last season, are currently rock-bottom and currently seven points from safety.

Their midfielder Danny Whittaker is in caretaker charge at the moment and has been since Mark Yates was sacked in early October.

The Cheshire side now appear to be turning to Sol Campbell as their saviour as they look to give him his big break in management.

Campbell enjoyed a lengthy playing career and played over just under 650 games for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Notts County and Newcastle United. He also made 73 caps for England and was in three World Cup squads.

The 44-year-old won the League Cup with Spurs, the Premier League and FA Cup both on two occasions with Arsenal and the FA Cup with Portsmouth as a commanding defender. His next big challenge of his career may well be trying to keep Macclesfield in the Football League.

Campbell retired from playing in May 2012. He had a brief stint as the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team in January 2017 and has been looking to get into management. He has been interviewed for vacancies at Yeovil Town and Grimsby Town since his retirement but looks to finally be getting a chance with Macclesfield now.

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