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Campbell joins Trinidad & Tobago for first coaching role

NEW JOB: Sol Campbell

SOL CAMPBELL has been named as the new assistant coach of Trinidad & Tobago.

The 42-year-old former England defender, who retired as a player six years ago, has been named to work alongside new Head Coach Dennis Lawrence.

Campbell, who recently tried his luck in both interior design and politics, is keen on eventually taking over as manager of Premier League giants Arsenal.

But this is the first foray into a coaching role for he Londoner who made over 500 Premier League appearances, including starring roles with bitter rivals Arsenal and Tottenham

A statement published by the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA) explained that Campbell would link up with ex-Swansea City player Lawrence ahead of their World Cup final qualifying matches against Panama and Mexico in March.

And Campbell boasts World Cup experience with England, although reaching the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia with Trinidad & Tobago is now a strong possibly with only six sides remaining in the CONCACAF region.

He admitted: "There’s people with 10 more years experience than me, and beggars can’t be choosers for your first job.

"I've done all the badges (UEFA Pro Licence) I’ve got a great history but obviously I haven’t got experience in a managerial job.

"Managing Arsenal i.s definitely my goal - to have the type of quality players around me, and a quality system. But you’ve got to build up to that.”

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