Jamie Carragher had a great response to Sol Campbell's out-there claim 3 years ago

Jamie Carragher had a great response to Sol Campbell's out-there claim

More like LOL Campbell, AMARIGHT?

Jamie Carragher clearly got a kick out of Sol Campbell's furious rant about missing out on the Oxford United manager's job.


Campbell has confidently proclaimed himself "one of the greatest minds in football" after he was passed over for the position, with Craig Bellamy understood to be the favourite to take charge of the League One club.

The former Arsenal defender is obviously not short of self-belief as he lamented the fact that Oxford turned down the chance to bring him in, despite his apparent wisdom.

"I did go (for the Oxford job) and they didn't accept me," he told the Arsenal podcast Highbury & Heels.

"Maybe it was a lack of experience, things like that, but it's a full circle. Experience? How do I get experience? Well, I need a job to get experience.

"I don't want to go too low that it's a struggle, and I don't want to go too low that I'm under someone and thinking 'what am I doing here?' I would rather be managing a club myself.


"I'm confident and it's not like it's rocket science to run a football club, especially when you get to that level. If you're intelligent enough and a quick learner you will learn pretty soon, within two or three games, what the team needs, training-wise, to survive in that league, get better in that league, to get in the play-offs or even win the league.

"I'm intelligent enough, it's not like I played on a fox and dog pitch all my life. I can't believe some people, I'm one of the greatest minds in football and I'm being wasted because of a lack of experience or 'maybe he talks his mind too much'.

"Go to Germany, they love people who speak their minds. They got the jobs. I'm sorry that I've got a mind, but don't be scared of that. That should be something you want at your club, but obviously not."

Campbell's former international compatriot Carragher saw the funny side of the claim, sarcastically suggesting that it must have been Campbell's great mind that kept Carragher out of the England team.