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Sol Campbell leaves Southend United

Sol Campbell leaves Southend United

Author: Stephen Jones | Tuesday 30th June 2020

Sol Campbell leaves Southend United Photograph

Sol Campbell is no longer manager of Southend United. It is believed that he has left the club by mutual consent and will no longer have any affiliation with the team. A spokesman for the club said, “We are grateful to Sol Campbell for his contribution whilst manager. Sol arrived at a time when the team were struggling and began to make a difference just as Covid-19 interrupted the season.

“Sol’s use of the club’s young talent was a breath of fresh air who responded well to his stewardship.

“The club wishes to thank Sol and wish him, together with his management team, well for the future.”

The former England defender is still looking for his big break as a manager, and he would've been hoping for more success during his time at Southend. The 45-year-old was previously at Macclesfield but failed to make an impression and soon found himself at Southend. But, it hasn't worked out. Hopefully, Sol can use this as another chance to kickstart his managerial career and go onto a new challenge.

Sol Campbell said, “I have really enjoyed my time at Southend United Football Club, and whilst it was a difficult time-fighting relegation, I still enjoyed the experience.

“We still managed to put together positive results, whilst also giving debuts to a number of the club's talented young players. Southend have a great group of young players coming through from the academy, which was evident in our 3-1 home win against Bristol Rovers in our last game before lockdown.

“There are obviously frustrations with how the season ended abruptly, and with what points we feel could have been amassed.

“However, the club have an exciting future with the plans for the new stadium in place, but with the current global COVID situation having a profound effect on businesses, I am keen not to be a financial burden to the club.

“I also want to thank the fans for their support throughout my time at Southend and wish the club and all the support staff the very best for the future.”