Former England international Sol Campbell has taken up a coaching role at QPR according to a report from West London Sport.

Campbell, who has played for the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Notts County and Newcastle United, had been a renowned player for England after being capped 73 times when active in his playing career but it had seemed like he left football behind to seek a career in the politics. He sought the Conservative candidacy to be the Mayor of London after Boris Johnson elected not to run again, but was not shortlisted.

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But while it did seem like he’d continue to be active in politics, he declared his support for Brexit ahead of the EU Referendum, he has now returned to football and is now working under Ian Holloway at QPR. He had done some work at the club in the past as he took an academy session as part of his training for his A-License coaching qualification and is now set to do more work for the club, though mostly for the U23s and youth teams rather than the first team. However this is not on a full time basis and there are now plans to give him a permanent deal any time soon.

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This will be the first time Campbell has got a chance to coach for an extended period time and he will hope to prove that he can make it in this part of the football business by helping to mentor some of the talented players present at their academy.


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