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First Team Management

Sol Campbell Taking Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sol Campbell - First Team Manager

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 Campbell training session

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.

Danny Whitaker - Assistant Manager

Danny was born in Wilmslow on 14th November 1980 and came through the ranks at Manchester United's Academy. 

In 2001, Whitaker signed his first professional contract with Macclesfield and made a fantastic impression on his debut on 2nd February 2002 scoring against Exeter City. 

Danny really broke on to the scene during the 2002-03 season and consistently good performances attracted several higher-league clubs. 

He won the Player of the Year award in the 2005/06 season but would make the short journey over to Port Vale shortly after.

He was an ever-present for Vale in his two years there but after their relegation in 2008, Whitaker joined Oldham Athletic and continued to ply his trade in League One. 

After two seasons at Boundary Park he moved to League Two side Chesterfield in the summer of 2010 and during the following season he did not miss one league match as The Spireites were crowned League Two Champions, and Whitaker also featured in the PFA League Two Team of the Year. 

John Askey then brought Danny back to the Moss Rose in the summer of 2013 and since then he has been virtually an ever-present back at the Moss Rose. 

Danny signed up for his tenth professional season with Macc in the summer of 2017 and he played a pivotal role in the midfield as The Silkmen were crowned National League champions. He also picked up Macclesfield’s Player of the Year award as well as being named in the National League’s Team of the season. f November

In the summer of 2018 it was announced Whitaker would take up a Player/Coaching role and has stepped in to manage The Silkmen on a temporary basis alongside Neil Howarth.

Danny Whitaker became the Assistant Manager when Sol Campbell was appointed Manager at the end of November 2018.