Former Arsenal and Spurs player says he is 'not applying anymore' for manager jobs

A former Arsenal and Tottenham player, who has managed several EFL clubs, has said that he is no longer applying for management roles.

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Former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur defender Sol Campbell has spoken candidly on his experiences of coaching in football - and said that he is 'no longer applying' for vacant managerial posts.

Campbell noted that he 'loves coaching' and wants to 'go back to football in a meaningful way', but it appears that he is out of the manager circuit as things stand.

During his playing career, Campbell played for Tottenham - he made headlines after he secured a controversial move to Arsenal on a free transfer in 2001. Outside of this, the former 73 cap England international turned out for clubs such as Portsmouth, Notts County and Newcastle United.

What did Sol Campbell say?

Speaking to Sky Sports, Campbell said: "For me, it is about getting opportunities to fail. Some of my peers have had jobs and it's not worked out and then they have had opportunities again straight away, they've always had a lifeline.

"That is a nice position to be in. I am not in that position, I would love to be, but those situations are not coming to me. I would love to be involved in football and have chances, but that is not happening.

"You have to look at football in a different way and that is what I am going to start doing and hopefully it will work out and I will be able to help players, just in a different way.

"I love coaching, so I am going to go back into football in a meaningful way. I have had to go away, studied at Harvard. I want to be in football in a meaningful way. It won't be on the sideline. I am not applying anymore for jobs. I'm happy to be in a different space now and one I want to be in."