Sol Campbell claim made involving Sunderland as ex-Newcastle United defender seeks managerial role

Sunderland are now looking ahead to the summer transfer window.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:30 pm

The Black Cats are in the process of finalising their summer transfer plans.

Lee Johnson’s men now face a fourth straight season in the third tier of English football.

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Sol Campbell

It’s set to be a busy summer at the Academy of Light, as Sunderland’s new ownership structure continues to reshape the squad he inherited in December 2020.

Here, we take a look at the latest Sunderland stories from around the web that you may have missed this afternoon:

Sol Campbell Sunderland claim made

Sunderland were the only club to hand Sol Campbell an interview following 16 applications from the former England star to various outfits.

That’s according to the Daily Mail.

The Black Cats interviewed the former Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle United defender when Phil Parkinson was sacked last November.

But Campbell’s application was ultimately unsuccessful as the Wearside club turned to Lee Johnson following rumours of a Guy Poyet return.

Campbell, 46, has managed Macclesfield Town and Southend United since hanging up his boots.

He claims, however, to experiencing difficulties landing roles at bigger clubs – and only Sunderland have considered him over the past decade.

Campbell moved on from Macclesfield to spend the 2019-20 season with Southend in League One.

But Campbell suffered relegation to League Two with the Shrimpers and has been out of work since leaving the club in June 2020.

Campbell now says that he is looking for a return to football management.

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