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Sol Campbell: “I’m one of the greatest minds in football”

CONFIDENCE: Campbell believes in his sauce.

SOL CAMPBELL has proclaimed himself as one of the greatest minds in football after being overlooked by Oxford for a managerial position.

The former Tottenham defender was in talks with Oxford for the job but says clubs are afraid to appoint "one of the greatest minds in football" after he was eventually overlooked.

Campbell implied that he has been discriminated against, having told Arsenal podcast Highbury & Heels that he is "intelligent enough" to make an impact at that level.

"I'm confident and it's not like it's rocket science to run a football club, especially when you get to that level.

“If you're intelligent enough and a quick learner you will learn pretty soon, within two or three games, what the team needs, training-wise, to survive in that league, get better in that league, to get in the play-offs or even win the league.”
He rejected his lack of experience as being a legitimate reason not to have landed him the gig.

“Maybe it was a lack of experience, things like that, but it's a full circle. Experience? How do I get experience? Well I need a job to get experience.”

Campbell believes that his outspoken stance had a part to play in Oxford’s decision.

"I'm intelligent enough, it's not like I played on a fox and dog pitch all my life. I can't believe some people, I'm one of the greatest minds in football and I'm being wasted because of a lack of experience or 'maybe he talks his mind too much'."

"Go to Germany, they love people who speak their minds. They got the jobs. I'm sorry that I've got a mind, but don't be scared of that. That should be something you want at your club, but obviously not."

It is anticipated that Craig Bellamy, coach at Cardiff City, will be appointed.

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