With the news filtering through, via the club’s website, that negotiations with Henrik Larsson to take over as Southend manager have now ceased, tensions are understandably high amongst the Roots Hall faithful, whose patience is beginning to wear thin with chairman Ron Martin.
The latest development leaves Southend with the unenviable task of finding a replacement for Kevin Bond, who now left the club over a month ago in September, meaning things look even more bleak for the lowly League One club at present.
With various names being linked with the role in recent weeks, it is perhaps unsurprising that Sol Campbell has been mentioned as potential candidate, with the former Macclesfield manager having performed wonders to keep the club in League Two last season, meaning he now commands a decent reputation throughout the Football League.
However, Southend Echo’s chief sports reporter Chris Phillips has now provided an update on the situation involving Campbell and the club via Twitter, with the reporter seeming to suggest that there has not been much in terms of developments, leading to a wide array of reactions from the club’s fanbase via social media.
That contradicts what he said on talksport. He said he would know more by end of play today so unless he’s telepathic how the hell does that work ?
— Sheldon Weston (@SheldonW65) October 16, 2019
Interesting that the agent called him – obviously they will know we’re now getting desperate though, so reckon the price will have gone up…..
— Garry Smith (@Garrygen) October 16, 2019
Ron’s just said on talksport he’s going to be in touch with his agent by the end of the day, I’d call that talking to him 🤦♂️
— SteveG (@steveg671) October 16, 2019
In 79 days, Ron will finally offer Sol the job but withdraw the contract offer at the last minute because the Under 18s physios-assistant Sol wanted to bring in decided to go on holiday for a couple of months. And the search starts again.
— lucasleslie (@Lucasleslie11) October 16, 2019
— Peter Hawkins (@299Peter) October 16, 2019
He will wait till sol has a job then say it was as good as signed and then we can wait another 2 weeks for a manger !! Any longer and we will have no chance of survival 😡
— Ben bishop (@Benbishop15) October 16, 2019
Any news as to what is happening?
— Tommy (@Tommy36200749) October 16, 2019