Arsenal Legend Sol Campbell 'in Active Negotiation' Over Managerial Position

Published on: 17 October 2016

Arsenal Invincible and former England international Sol Campbell has revealed that he could land his first managerial position within weeks.

Speaking toThe Times, the former Tottenham and Arsenal defender said: "I am in active negotiation and we will see how things pan out over the next two or three weeks. I am waiting for someone to come back to me. I will have to see the proposal.�

Speaking of the possibility of managing outside of England, he added:I am probably recognised more in Europe than my own country. Players and managers understand and appreciate me more.

I have a five or six-year plan and eventually I will get a top club. Everyone has their own destiny. Mine is to lead a top team in Europe and then who knows, England. I am ready for it, for all the challenges.�

The club he is currently in negotiationswith is unknown at this time. Since retiring, he has pursued hisUEFA A coaching licence, and has worked as a youth coach for Arsenal,monitoringthe likes of full-back HectorBellerin.

The 42-year-old isn't the only Invincible to turn to management since retirement.Thierry Henryis currently plying his trade as theassistant manager for the Belgium national team, working under managerRoberto Martínez.

Meanwhile,Patrick Vieira is managing Major League Soccer team New York City FC, having moved thereafter taking charge of the Manchester City reserve team in 2013.