Sol can’t wait to get going

Sol Campbell says he “cannot wait to get going” as manager of Macclesfield Town.

The former England, Tottenham and Arsenal defender has signed an 18-month deal with the Silkmen.

“It is a great privilege for me to be here, I can’t wait to get going. It has been a long time,” Campbell told the club’s website. “Football is in my blood, I want to be a part of football again and this is my first step into a managerial post.”

Campbell was in the stands at St James Park for Macclesfield’s 1-0 away win at Exeter City and his new side now just sit four points adrift of safety.

He believes Macclesfield can soon climb the table, having won their last two league games on the bounce after one success in their previous 18. “For me, I see potential, I see growth, I see people fighting to do the right things,” he said. “I have just got here, (but) all the people around here are very friendly. There is great history with the club and for me being a part of football again is what it is all about. I am raring to go and ready for the challenge. I know it is going to be a challenge, but that is what I am all about.”

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