Arsenal have let another potential solution for their defending problems slip through their fingers…
Arsenal legend Sol Campbell could very soon be an Ajax coach, according to the Daily Mirror.
The former Gunners centre-back is in Holland this week as part of the course he’s taking to acquire his UEFA coaching license, and he could be offered a job there long term.
Ajax already employ Sol’s former teammates Marc Overmars and Dennis Bergkamp in coaching roles, which may be the crucial factor in securing him the job.
Former Ajax defender Jaap Stam was doing the course alongside Campbell, but according to the Mirror has dropped out after finding the written work “too onerous.” Insiders in Holland believe that Ajax’s Arsenal connections will mean that Campbell will now get the job that Stam was being lined up for.
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Arsenal fans who have spent the week despairing at their side’s dreadful defending against Stoke at the weekend may be wondering why Campbell hasn’t been approached by their own club’s hierarchy. Some of Campbell’s top level knowledge certainly couldn’t hurt some of Arsenal’s more naive defenders.
In the past, the former Spurs defender has criticised the lack of opportunities for black managers in the English game, and has long insisted he would have to go abroad to get his chance at management level.
Ajax are currently preparing to take on Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League tomorrow night, and Campbell has been observing how Bergkamp and manager Frank de Boer prepare their side all week.