, Southend United boss Sol Campbell on the verge of quitting

Southend United boss Sol Campbell on the verge of quitting

Sol Campbell is ready to walk away from his position as manager of Southend United, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

The ex-Arsenal and England defender is on the verge of parting company with the League One strugglers due to difficult circumstances behind the scenes.

Southend have endured a disastrous season and are currently 22nd in league on just 19 points, 16 points from safety and staying down the barrell of a relegation to League Two when the campaign resumes.

Campbell, who is 45 years old, took over the Shrimpers in October last year but has been unable to turn their fortunes around. He was unable to sign players in the January transfer window due to financial constraints.

, Southend United boss Sol Campbell on the verge of quitting
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He managed Macclesfield Town last season and kept the Cheshire side up on the final day of the campaign against all the odds. They were bottom of the league when he took over the Silkmen in November 2018 and five points adrift.

However, Campbell walked away from the Moss Rose just three games into this season and was linked with a few jobs before opting to join Southend.

During his playing career, the towering centre-back racked up over 600 appearances with spells at Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Notts County and Newcastle United, as well as making 73 caps for the Three Lions.

Campbell has not managed to replicate his success from Macclesfield last term at Southend and is set to become available once again. Will he be handed another opportunity as a manager in the Football League?

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