Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell has claimed to FourFourTwo that he once applied for the role as Preston North End manager.
The ex-centre back moved into management after hanging up his boots and has since taken in spells with the likes of Macclesfield Town and Southend United, with both jobs seeing him achieve a limited amount of success in truth.
Since being out of work, the one time Tottenham Hotspur player has been linked with several roles, with Campbell himself making it known that he would love to get back into management.
Speaking recently about his failure so far to nail down another managerial role, the former defender admitted the following:
“I’ve applied for England Under-21s, Bristol Rovers, Bristol City, I had a chat with Swansea, MK Dons, Doncaster, Ipswich, Preston – the list just goes on over the course of a couple of years in recent times.”
Of course the period that Campbell refers to could be when the club decided to appoint their current manager, Frankie McAvoy, with the Scotsman having gone on to achieve a varied level of success so far.
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As for Campbell, the hopeful candidate is still searching for his next role after leaving Southend back in 2020.
Campbell is someone who talks the talk but when it comes down to it, you only have to look at his previous managerial record to understand why he isn’t getting these high profile jobs.
He achieved very little whilst at Macclesfield and Southend respectively and quite frankly there always seems to be better candidates on the market.
His two previous roles were very tough and that should be taken into account, but there is no record to show that he went into either and improved results etc.
Hopefully he gets back into management one day, however it appears likely that it will be at a lower level than the Sky Bet Championship.