Monday, January 22, 2018

Campbell is new T&T assistant football coach

Sol Campbell, former England and Arsenal defender.

England's Sol Campbell has been appointed assistant coach of the Trinidad and Tobago's national senior men football team.

Campbell's appointment was confirmed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) on Monday.

The former English defender has had a distinguished career as a player, earning 73 caps for his national team and appearing at three World Cups, including being on the bench when England defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

However, Campbell would best be remembered for his exploit in Arsenal colours, being a member during the period 2001-2006 and playing alongside legendary striker Thierry Henry (1999-2007). He had a second stint at Arsenal in 2010, but later accepted a transfer to Newcastle United during the 2010-2011 season.

During his career, he also played for West Ham United (youth), Tottenham Hotspurs (youth and senior); Portsmouth and Notts County.

Since his retirement in 2012 Campbell has been away from football,  but after completing his coaching badges he has decided to embark on a new journey in that of a manager. 

Shaun Fuentes, TTFA's director of communication said: "His appointment was confirmed this morning and it came on the recommendation of head coach Dennis Lawrence. He would have worked alongside Dennis for a long time and Dennis felt he was the most suitable person for the job."

Fuentes said that Campbell's tenure as assistant coach would be for the duration of Lawrence's contract as head coach.

T&T have two important upcoming World Cup qualifying matches at home, taking on Panama on March 24 before facing Mexico four days later.