Chris Hughton has today confirmed that new signing Sol Campbell will not be involved in the coaching set-up at Newcastle next season, and will concentrate fully on the playing side of things in his year on Tyneside.
Sol Campbell - will concentrate on playing side only
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said this morning:
“For Sol it’s 100% about playing. That’s all we want him to concentrate on.”
“It’s about this season for Sol for now and we’ll see how he does.”
Of course Sol doesn’t just know Chris Hughton form his Tottenham days, but played alongside Colin Calderwood, who was a defender at Spurs from 1993 until 1999.
So if Sol does well next season, he may try to arrange a one year extension with some coaching responsibilities too, but we’ll see.
Chris Hughton will need to assess how fit the former Arsenal player is right now, and then decide when to give the former England star his first game for Newcastle.
Certainly the PSV Eindhoven this Saturday will come too early for Campbell, and his best shot is an appearance at Glasgow Rangers the following weekend.
We will look forward to seeing Sol play his maiden game for the club, and have to hope he’ll have a great season ahead of him for the Magpies.