Arsenal legend Sol Campbell leaves post as Macclesfield Town manager

  • 17:43 15 August 2019

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell leaves post as Macclesfield Town manager

Sol Campbell has left his position as Macclesfield Town manager, ONA reports citing Mirror News.

The decision to part with the League Two club was a mutual one between Campbell and officials.

Campbell made an impressive start to life in the dugout after leading the Silkmen to safety and secure their Football League status at the end of last season.

It was a remarkable turnaround with the club looking dead and buried when the Arsenal legend took over in November 2018.

Macc had made a positive start to the new season, with their narrow opening day defeat to Exeter followed up by a 3-0 win over Leyton Orient and penalty shoot-out win over Blackpool in the Carabao Cup.

A statement from Macclesfield said: "Macclesfield Town can confirm that after eight months with the club and successfully leading us to League Two safety last season, we have mutually agreed to part ways with manager Sol Campbell.

"This has been conducted in the most amicable of ways and there has been total transparency between the club and Sol regarding the challenges which face lower league clubs such as Macclesfield Town.

"We have a very competitive squad in place, as demonstrated by our opening games of the new season and this certainly bodes well for the future.

"Sol's passion, drive and football knowledge will always be remembered at the Moss Rose with fondness."

Arifa Rahmanova