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Former Arsenal Defender Sol Campbell Claims He Could Be Aston Villa Manager

Sol Campbell is desperate to take his first step into management…

Former Arsenal and England centre-back Sol Campbell has thrown his name into contention for the Aston Villa job, claiming that he could keep the Premier League strugglers in the top flight despite his lack of managerial experience.

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Villa sacked former boss Paul Lambert earlier this week, after their defeat to Hull City on Tuesday saw them drop into the relegation zone. The Midlands side have only scored 12 league goals this season, the lowest at this stage of the season in top flight history.

Ex-Tottenham manager Tim ­Sherwood is the favourite for the role, after missing out on the job at Queens Park Rangers. Campbell believes that he can impress however, if given the chance to prove himself with a contract until the end of the season.

The 40-year-old made a post on social media website Instagram following the news of Lambert’s sacking, reading: “Another one bites the dust! Surely I’ve got a chance! Sol Campbell manager! To the end of the season. It would be a challenge that I would want to take head on and win!”

Villa first-team coach Scott Marshall, who is currently acting as caretaker, has since rubbished Campbell’s chances, saying: “This is a big club and it is a big job and it’s not somewhere for someone to cut their teeth. I think a manager with experience is probably necessary.”

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