Sol Campbell

Former England and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has been appointed manager of English League Two side Macclesfield Town.

It is the 44-year-old’s first role as a manager and on Tuesday he took charge with the Silkmen five points adrift at the foot of the English Football League.

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Campbell played 73 times for England and appeared in six major tournaments.

He also won several domestic honours, including Premier League titles with Arsenal in 2001-02 and 2003-04.

Campbell, who was in Exeter to watch his new side in action on Tuesday, told BBC Sport that he was pleased to get the job and that his players were “up for it”. He will address the media on Thursday.

Macclesfield were National League champions last season but have struggled on their return to the EFL, winning only two of their 19 league games so far this season.