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Arsenal legend Campbell enjoying Southend 'tussle'

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell says he's enjoying management at Southend United.

After keeping Macclesfield Town in the Football League last season, Campbell is now in charge of Southend.

"I can't tell you it's been an easy year," Campbell told the Daily Mail. "But I'm enjoying management. I'm enjoying the tussle of it. I'm not enjoying losing. But I understand why I am. It's a fight to change that and that's OK because I can fight. I used to love a tussle.

"Look at the forwards I played against: Emile Heskey, Duncan Ferguson, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand. Kevin Davies, that's another one. Every one of those guys was a tussle. A hard day.

"It was rougher, a different game. I used to enjoy it. And I enjoy this now. You are not always comfortable in management but you have to find a way.

"Where we are now, it's a big tussle. It is a massive, gigantic fight, rolling with the punches. I want guys who want to go in the trenches. You know, guys who play football but get in the trenches and fight. I want guys to push themselves and every time they go on the pitch, they get 100 per cent out of themselves."

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