Sol Campbell: ‘Trouble is people got the wrong end of the stick about me’

06 December 2019 12:01
Southend’s manager discusses self-confidence, how nothing has come easy and why he is loving life near the foot of League OneSix weeks in and the Sol Campbell regime at Southend has already claimed its first victim. On taking charge at the League One club in October, he quickly identified the players’ diet as one immediate area for improvement and banned ketchup and fizzy drinks from the canteen. At training, a plethora of fitness and conditioning tests sort the greyhounds from the gourmands. Campbell may still be relatively new to the coaching game but he means business.The data doesn’t lie but then nor does the league table. It shows Southend in 22nd place, with one win and an alarming 53 goals conceded. This is the sort of form that did for Campbell’s predecessor, Kevin Bond, and unless Campbell can turn things around in a hurry – ketchup or no ketchup – relegation awaits. There are plenty out there who would not mourn this in the slightest. Related: Macclesfield preparing to boycott League Two match with Crewe Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian