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Sol Campbell to QPR: Is it a good potential appointment? What does he offer?

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QPR’s search for a new manager has seen the club linked with the possible appointment of Sol Campbell.

According to the Daily Mail, the Arsenal legend is in the frame to replace Mark Warburton in the role.

The former defender has previously managed in League Two and League One with Macclesfield Town and Southend United respectively.

However, the 47-year old has been out of the game since departing the Shrimpers in 2020.

Campbell has also never managed in the Championship, despite having decent records with cash strapped clubs in lower divisions.

Here, we weigh up the possibility of him taking over Rangers for next season… 

Is it a good potential appointment?

Campbell would be a very risky appointment for QPR to make.

Warburton had the team pushing for a promotion place last season, and a poor second half of the campaign scuppered any chances of a top six finish.

But the former England international has not shown he is capable of leading a team at the top of the table to a promotion charge.

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His experience is in lower divisions with sides competing against relegation.

It would be a world of difference for him to make the switch to QPR and could see him spend a lot of time learning on the job.

That isn’t an ideal place for a club like the Hoops, who should be looking to bring in somebody with a more predictable track record of success.

What does he offer?

Campbell has got his side playing good football and has sound ideas about the game as a whole.

His football career saw him learn from the likes of Arsene Wenger and Sven Goran Eriksson, who both believed in a progressive but laid back approach to management.

Those influences have been difficult to find at teams struggling at the bottom of the table, where every point is fought tooth and nail.

However, with a more expansive operation in London perhaps we will start to see more of this style of play with an attractive QPR side.

His leadership skills are also obvious from his time as a centre-back at the highest level, which should translate well into management.


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ScoopDragon Football News Network

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