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Arsenal hero Campbell rivals Larsson for Southend job

Arsenal hero and ex-Macclesfield Town boss Sol Campbell has been interviewed for Southend United's managerial vacancy.

On 30 September, Southend also confirmed they are in talks with former Celtic, Barcelona and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson about the role.

Larsson and ex-Shrimpers defender Adam Barrett are the favourites to replace Kevin Bond, who resigned in September.

Caretaker manager Gary Waddock will take charge at Gillingham on Saturday.

Southend are 21st in League One after picking up four points from their first 10 matches, with Bond stepping down on 6 September following six straight defeats.

Campbell, 45, left League Two side Macclesfield by mutual consent in August after eight months in charge.

His interview at Southend is understood to have taken place towards the end of September, says BBC Essex.

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