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Club Announcement: Sol Campbell To Become Our First Team Manager

27 November 2018

Macclesfield Town are delighted to announce that former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell is to become our new First Team Manager, after agreeing an eighteen month deal with the club.

A born winner, Sol enjoyed a glittering twenty year career in the Premier League and commanded a place within the England defence for over eleven years.

Sol began his career at White Hart Lane, where he made 250 appearances for Spurs between 1992 and 2001.

In 1999, Sol captained the victorious Tottenham side who lifted the Worthington Cup at Wembley Stadium. It was to be the first professional honour, in what would develop into an illustrious career.

In 2001, Sol made the move across North London to join Arsenal.

Sol's time under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger saw him become one of the most reliable and versatile defenders in Premier League history and with this came an array of further honours over a thrilling five year period.

Campbell would go on to make 195 appearances for The Gunners, during which time he claimed two Premier League winners medals and two FA Cup winners medals - as well as being an integral part of the famous "Invincibles" side who were undefeated throughout the whole of the 2003/04 Premier League season.

Departing North London in August 2006, Sol headed down to the south coast to join Portsmouth.

Two years later, he would secure a third FA Cup winners medal - as he captained Pompey in a Wembley victory over Cardiff City

In 2009 Sol moved to Notts County, before concluding his career at Newcastle United after a brief Arsenal return.

In addition to this, Sol made his England debut as a substitute against Hungary on 18th May 1996.

He would go on to accumulate a further seventy-two caps and in 2006, became the first player to represent England in six consecutive major tournaments.

To this day, Sol is regarded as one of the best English defenders of his generation and we are delighted to announce him as our new First Team Manager.

We will be holding a press conference to unveil Sol to the media on Thursday 29th November at 15:30.

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