First Team Staff
Date of birth
Sol Campbell was announced as Southend United Manager on 22nd October 2019.
Sol will be well known for his towering centre back performances in a superb career spanning over 18 seasons with 600 club appearances under his belt and a selection of winners’ medals including the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield for a host of clubs.
The 45-year-old also represented England 73 times playing in a number of World Cups and European championships.
Sol’s first taste of silverware came at Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup during the 1999 season before a move to Arsenal in 2001 gave the London born defender the most successful period of his career.
A five-year trophy laden spell at the Gunners was Campbell’s most successful, including the notorious ‘Invincible’ season in 2003/2004.
In 2006, a move to the south coast came to fruition with Sol joining Portsmouth; over 100 appearances and another FA Cup trophy medal round his neck, the defender finished his playing career with spells at Notts County, an Arsenal return and Newcastle.
Using his experience and knowledge in the game, Campbell turned his attention to management and took the role of Macclesfield who at the time were sitting in a precarious position of the Sky Bet League Two table.
Seven points adrift and staring down the barrel of the National League, Sol took over the reins and steered the Silkmen to safety by three points after a final day of the season 1-1 draw against Cambridge United.
After departing Macclesfield in August this year, Sol is determined to push on and make his mark at Southend United with the help of his backroom staff.