SOL CAMPBELL is just another name now.
He is a League Two manager in the thick of a relegation battle with the likes of Neal Ardley (Notts County), Michael Duff (Cheltenham) and Joe Dunne (Cambridge).
7 Sol Campbell won 73 caps as one of England's top modern-day centre-backs – but now he has become just another League Two manager
Venturing down the, “You’ve got one of the best international footballers in the world coming to your club” road, as he did at his official unveiling, will soon wear thin.
After all, you are talking about a dressing room full of footballers earning £500 a week.
Humility has never really been Sol’s thing.
If Macc’s players have any interest at all in Sulzeer Jeremiah Campbell’s life story they can look it up on Wikipedia — or read his authorised biography.
News Group Newspapers Ltd7 Sol Campbell has seen England contemporaries Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard land far more high-profile jobs in management
Reuters7 Sol Campbell will have to see if he can instil his ideas in much lesser talents
Surviving in League Two is all that matters to them.
The top players, and Campbell really was a top player, often struggle to communicate their ideas at a lower level.
Roy Keane could not cope at Sunderland, then Ipswich, because the players would not make the same sacrifices he did to get to the top.
Glenn Hoddle showed David Beckham how to take free-kicks at the 98 World Cup. Bobby Moore failed miserably as a manager at Oxford City.