Football League club interested in speaking to Sol Campbell about manager's job

2018-02-23 21:43:25

Grimsby Town would be interested in talking to former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell about their vacant managerial position.

Campbell made headlines this week when he suggested he –‘one of the greatest minds in football’ – was getting overlooked for jobs.

His extraordinary claims came after getting passed over for the Oxford job.

But Grimsby chairman John Fenty - looking to replace Russell Slade - has said he is willing to speak to the 43-year-old.

Speaking to BBC Radio Humberside, Fenty said: “I'm surprised we haven't heard from Sol. He said that clubs aren't taking a punt on young managers.

“We'd have a chat with him.”

Campbell claimed he was not being considered for new jobs because of his lack of managerial experience.

Fenty said Grimsby had a track record of giving untested managers a chance – but there were none willing to make the jump into the hot seat.

“There is a lack of players and ex-pros wanting to be managers,” he said.

“We've had no applications from people who have just left the game and that's rather surprising.

“We'd like to get it out there that we are looking for younger managers to apply.

“We gave an opportunity to Brian Laws and he went on to manage nearly 1,000 games.

“We gave Paul Hurst a chance and he is now one of the most highly-rated managers in the Football League, doing a great job at Shrewsbury."

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