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Arsenal invincible set for interview for Championship job

Arsenal invincible set for interview for Championship job


SOUTHEND, ENGLAND: Sol Campbell, Manager of Southend United looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Southend United and Rotherham United at Roots Hall on December 14, 2019. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
SOUTHEND, ENGLAND: Sol Campbell, Manager of Southend United looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Southend United and Rotherham United at Roots Hall on December 14, 2019. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

TalkSPORT report that Sol Campbell is a leading contender for the QPR manager job. The former Arsenal man is set for an interview about taking over from current boss Mark Warburton.

Campbell isn’t the only person in the running, with QPR having already spoken to MK Dons coach Liam Manning, Newport County’s James Rowberry, and former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood.

For a few years, Campbell was racking up good experience on the managerial front.

The 47-year-old worked as an assistant manager for the Trinidad and Tobago national team, and he spent some time coaching the England u21s briefly before he got a job at Macclesfield Town.

He kept Macclesfield in League Two, before getting a job at Southend United, who were relegated to League Two under his tenure – albeit that he couldn’t complete the season due to the pandemic.

Since his departure from Southend by mutual consent in June 2020, Campbell is still waiting on his next job. Perhaps QPR could present him with an opportunity.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Sol Campbell, Manager of Macclesfield Town reacts after his team lose the penalty shoot out in the Checkatrade trophy match between Newcastle United U23 and Macclesfield Town at St. James Park on December 4, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND: Sol Campbell, Manager of Macclesfield Town reacts after his team lose the penalty shoot-out in the Checkatrade Trophy match between Newcastle United U23 and Macclesfield Town at St. James Park on December 4, 2018. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

If that’s the case, it would be an entirely new challenge for Campbell. His previous two jobs have been for clubs fighting relegation, but QPR have ambitions of promotion from the Championship.

They were very much in the hunt for a play-off place earlier in the campaign, but they dropped off and finished 11th in the end, nine points behind the play-off spots.

It will be interesting to see how he does if Campbell gets the opportunity to take over that sort of team.



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