Ex-Arsenal, Tottenham defender Campbell plans playing comeback

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell wants to play on this season. Campbell wants to take his UEFA coaching badges when he eventually hangs up his boots.

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell wants to play on this season.

Campbell wants to take his UEFA coaching badges when he eventually hangs up his boots.

He still feels he has a few years left as a player and, having left Newcastle after a spell there last season, will be looking for a new club when he recovers from a foot injury.

After retiring, Campbell will consider management but has fears over the landscape for black bosses.

“A lot of successful black footballers have been put off. Why are the opportunities not there?” he told the Mirror.

“What is the difference between a successful black player and a successful white player? To me, there is no difference apart from perceptions.

“If you look at the careers, there should be half non-white players (managing) in the league. It’s embarrassing. It really is.”

 

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