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Former Arsenal defender Campbell appointed Macclesfield Town manager

Former England defender Sol Campbell appears close to becoming Macclesfield's new manager. Credit: PA

Former England defender Sol Campbell appointed Macclesfield's new manager.

The English Football League's bottom club have been looking for a new boss since the departure of Mark Yates and 44-year-old Campbell appears to be their man.

The ex-Arsenal and Tottenham man was pictured at the club's Moss Rose ground on Tuesday and shortly after Town tweeted a picture of a bottle of Sol with the caption 'drink anyone?'.

Shortly afterwards, Macclesfield confirmed the appointment of Campbell on an 18-month deal.

The 44-year-old, capped 73 times by his country as a player, has chosen a tough task for his first job in management with Macclesfield already seven points adrift of safety after winning the National League title last season.

Campbell had made no secret of his desire to become a manager and has spoken out on a number of occasions about the barriers for aspiring BAME coaches.