Ex-Gunner Sol Campbell has been appointed manager at League One strugglers Southend.
Southend are currently second bottom in the table on five points having mustered just one win in 14 games. Having conceded 40 goals already they are seven points adrift of Wimbledon above them.
The only reason the Shrimpers aren’t bottom is because of the points deduction incurred by Bolton Wanderers who despite racking up more points than Campbell’s new side remain 10 points adrift.
The Invincible certainly has his work cut out at Roots Hall, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that he’s leaning on those who supported him at Macclesfield, his previous club, to give him a helping hand. Former Portsmouth team-mate Hermann Hreidarsson and ex-Manchester United striker Andy (Andrew?) Cole will both form part of his coaching team.
Campbell, who has signed a deal until the end of the 2021/22 season, parted ways with Macclesfield in August by mutual consent having steered the League Two side to safety when they looked dead and buried.
In the space of six months, Macclesfield club collected 31 points from 25 League games, securing survival with a 1-1 draw at home to Cambridge United on last season’s final day.
Good luck, Sol!