Sol to be a Silkman?

7 Dec 2018 10:09


FORMER England defender Sol Campbell is in the frame to take over the hotseat as Macclesfield Town’s new manager, according to reports.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal centre-half is said to have been in talks with the Moss Rose hierarchy about taking over the role.

The 44-year-old has never managed, but recently worked alongside England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd.

He has previously been linked with managerial positions at Grimsby Town and Oxford United, who decided to appoint Karl Robinson as boss back in March.

He also gained experience as an assistant to ex-Swansea player Dennis Lawrence with the Trinidad and Tobago national side.

Assistant managers Danny Whitaker and Neil Howarth took charge at Macclesfield, who sit at the bottom of League Two, after the sacking of Mark Yates in October. Howarth has now also left the club.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal centre-half Campbell made 646 first-team appearances between 1992 and 2011.

He is keen to get into management and was with the England U21 coaching staff for friendly games in Italy and Denmark earlier in the year.

Former Macclesfield boss John Askey is also on the lookout for a new job after parting company with League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town.

The 54-year-old had been in charge of the Shropshire side since leaving The Moss Rose in June when his predecessor Paul Hurst joined Ipswich.

Askey led the Silkmen to last season's National League title but Shrewsbury won just four of his 17 league games in charge.

Before parting company with the club Askey dismissed any chance of a return to Cheshire.


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