By Emma Sanders
Sol Campbell has revealed he could land his first managerial post within three weeks.
The former Arsenal and Tottenham defender claims he is better appreciated and understood in Europe than he is in England and he is currently negotiating a job to become a manager.
The Arsenal ‘Invincible’, who was a Premier League title-winner with Arsenal after joining from Tottenham in July 2001, has vowed he will become a top European manager at some point in the future.
“I am in active negotiation and we will see how things pan out over the next two or three weeks. I am waiting for someone to come back to me. I will have to see the proposal,” Campbell told The Times in an exclusive interview.
“I am probably recognised more in Europe than my own country. Players and managers understand and appreciate me more.
“I have a five or six-year plan and eventually I will get a top club. Everyone has their own destiny. Mine is to lead a top team in Europe and then who knows, England. I am ready for it, for all the challenges.”
Since retiring in 2012 after earning 73 caps for England, Campbell has been involved in politics as well as studying for his UEFA A coaching licence.
He’s worked as a youth coach at Arsenal and previously expressed his desire to help out England’s coaching staff as part of the defensive team, according to reports by Sky Sports.
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