Southend United have interviewed Sol Campbell for their managerial vacancy.

The Shrimpers are considering the 45-year-old, according to BBC Sport.

The League One side are in the hunt for a new boss to replace Kevin Bond, who was sacked after a poor start to the season. Gary Waddock is in caretaker charge.

Former Celtic and Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson and Millwall first-team coach Adam Barrett are two names that are in the running for the vacant position.

Campbell, who made 73 caps for England during his playing days, is eager to return to the dugout.

The ex-defender played just under 650 games during his playing career with spells at the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Newcastle United and Notts County.

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Campbell got his first managerial job in League Two with Macclesfield Town last November when the Cheshire side were rock bottom of the Football League.

Moss Rose, home of Macclesfield Town on 29 September 2018.

However, after eight wins and 12 draws from 30 games, Campbell was able to pull off the great escape with the Silkmen. He remained at the Moss Rose over the summer but resigned from his position as manager last month after just games into the new season.

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Campbell did an impressive job with Macclesfield and proved many people wrong. The Southend job in League One would be the next natural progression of his managerial career but he will have to see off some strong competition to get it.


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