Sol Campbell in talks over Oxford United manager's job
Last Updated: 08/02/18 6:05pm
Sol Campbell has held preliminary talks with Oxford United over their vacant manager's position, according to Sky sources.
The 43-year-old retired from playing in 2011, having earned 73 England caps during an illustrious career in which he had successful spells at Tottenham and Arsenal.
He told Soccer AM earlier this year that he was looking to land a managerial post.
Oxford are 10th in League One but have been searching for a new manager since Pep Clotet was sacked last month, following a ninth defeat in 13 matches.
Derek Fazackerley has taken charge on a caretaker basis and guided the U's to a 3-2 win over Charlton last weekend.
Everton U23 boss David Unsworth was linked with the Oxford job but we understand he is now out of the running.
Campbell has been working as Trinidad and Tobago's assistant manager but made it clear last month he was ready to be manager somewhere.
"I want to manage," said Campbell. "I understand it's a difficult environment, even though I've got a top-notch CV, but I understand you've got to start from the bottom and work your way up.
"It's all about working towards my goal. Yes, you've got to start all over again, but it's all about building a new career and I'm willing to do that."