Southend United appoint Former Arsenal Star Sol Campbell as new manager

Former England defender Sol Campbell has been appointed as manager of League One side Southend United.

The club, which sit in 22nd place in League One, have handed the 45-year-old a contract that runs until 2022.

Campbell’s coaching team will also feature former Portsmouth teammate Hermann Hreidarsson and former Manchester United striker Andy Cole.

Southend have earned just one league win this season and have played without a full-time coach since Kevin Bond’s departure on 6th September.

Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson was expected to take the role, but negotiations faltered with the Shrimpers, who take on league leaders Ipswich on Saturday in Campbell’s first game in charge.

Campbell played for Arsenal and Tottenham, and in his first ever managerial role he saved Macclesfield from relegation from League Two last season.

He then left the club by mutual consent in August.

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