After a long search to get into management, Sol Campbell has been appointed as the new manager of League One strugglers Macclesfield Town.

Macclesfield Town have appointed former England and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell as their new manager.

Macclesfield Town’s return to the Football League has been far from successful. With 19 games gone, The Silkmen have collected just 10 points, picking up just two victories in League Two. After 12 games, they sacked manager Mark Yates, who came in to replace John Askey, who left for League One side Shrewsbury Town at the start of the season.

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After searching for the past few weeks, Macclesfield Town have appointed former Spurs, Arsenal, Portsmouth and Newcastle United defender Sol Campbell as their new manager at Moss Rose. The former England international has been looking to get into management for some time now, and was heavily linked with the Oxford United vacancy before Karl Robinson was appointed.

The defender’s only management experience comes from when he was the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 2017.

The appointment of Campbell at Macclesfield is a massive gamble, giving a rookie manager their first job at a club in dire need of an inspirational figure to turn around their fortunes, with the club sitting bottom of the Football League ladder.

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Upon the appointment, fans have been reacting to the news on Twitter, and most aren’t too optimistic about the arrival of the 44-year-old.



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