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Brighton boss Hughton happy for Campbell after Macclesfield appointment

Brighton boss Chris Hughton is pleased for Sol Campbell after he took the job at Macclesfield Town.

Campbell was named Macclesfield manager this week.

Hughton said: "As somebody that has campaigned and pushed, and seen developments, we spoke about the initiatives by the FA – so firstly delighted to see another black manager, going into a very difficult job and of course it is more about the individual and Sol taking that role.

"So I'm really happy for Sol. It is a tough job, not a job where he has walked in and everything is all in place and the team are doing very well. "There will be the challenges that go with that. So you can't accuse Sol of not taking the harder route and credit to him and Macclesfield and I really hope he is a success there.

"I know Sol well, spent many years with him at Tottenham, took him in as a player when I was at Newcastle.

"So I have spoken to him quite often over a period of time and what he has done is make everybody aware the route that he wants to go down.

"It has possibly taken longer than he would have liked. But I don't think you can talk that way, want what he has wanted, and not be ready for it. I am quite sure Sol is ready for this job, he will know the difficulties that lie ahead and I imagine he has bundles of enthusiasm for that role."

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