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16th May 2022

Sol Campbell emerges as surprise candidate for QPR job

Daniel Brown

Campbell’s last job came at Southend

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has emerged as a leading contender for the vacant manager’s job at Queens Park Rangers.

As reported by talkSPORT, Campbell – who is a former teammate of QPR’s director of football Les Ferdinand – is set to be interviewed about succeeding Mark Warburton as the club’s new manager.

The 47-year-old has previously spent time coaching with the London club while working towards his badges.

Campbell’s last managerial job came at Southend United, but after failing to save them from relegation to League Two, he left the club by ‘mutual consent’ in June 2020.

In total, he took charge of 23 matches, winning just four, drawing five and losing 14 – accumulating a total of 17 points.

Success with the Silkmen

His only other first-team managerial role came at Macclesfield Town. During his stint with the Silkmen, he was able to help the club to avoid the drop after taking charge when they were bottom of the fourth tier.

Having been in charge of 30 matches, the former England international’s side won nine, drew 10 and lost 11 during his time in the hot-seat, securing 37 points.

Campbell previously linked with England U21 role

Reports suggested that Campbell was a leading candidate for the England U21 job last year, however, it was handed to Three Lions U20 boss Lee Carsley.

TalkSPORT add that the Hoops have already spoken with Newport County boss James Rowberry and MK Dons head coach Liam Manning about the job, with Tim Sherwood also thought to be on their shortlist.

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