Macclesfield Town Manager Sol Campbell conducted his first press conference at the Moss Rose yesterday, stating that he is ready to "work his socks off" in his new role.
The former Tottenham and Arsenal defender was clearly relishing his new appointment, as he spoke with confidence and positivity about the challenges ahead.
When asked about how the move came about, Sol expressed his delight in how quickly the negotiations were concluded -
"The opportunity came up and there was no messing about. It was very clean. It was one agent and the owner, very simple, and I like that - a little bit old school really.
"Now there’s usually ten people between you, the owner and getting the job. I liked that scenario. You’ve got to take your opportunities and I felt it was the right time.
“For me this was the right place, right time, and the right club. There are fantastic people here from the tea lady to the owner, and I’m grateful for the opportunity here and I want to keep on working and working.
"If this scenario had popped up five years ago then, who knows - I might have looked at it a totally different way. But for now, where I am in life and wanting to get going, it was perfect for me.”
The double Premier League winner spoke with authority throughout and responded passionately when asked about his immediate task of helping The Silkmen ascend up the League Two table -
"I've got the opportunity and I've got to take it with both hands, work my socks off and see how far I can go.
"I am a football man. I've got passion for football. I want to get dirty and roll my sleeves up.
"I want to do the best job I can do for Macclesfield, get this job done and get this club up the table where they should be."