Arsenal legend Lauren backs Sol Campbell to succeed as Macclesfield manager

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The former England and Arsenal centre-back has been handed his first managerial job as the new gaffer of the League Two side

Lauren has thrown his support behind former Arsenal teammate Sol Campbell to be a success as the newly appointed manager of Macclesfield Town.

The 44-year-old was handed an 18-month contract on Tuesday to take charge of the League Two club who languish at the the bottom of the table with 13 points from 20 games.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth defender worked with England U21 team this month and assisted manager Aidy Boothroyd as the Young Lions recorded victories over Italy and Denmark.

Campbell joined Lauren at Arsenal in 2001 and the duo who were members of the Invincibles won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups together under Arsene Wenger.

And Lauren, delighted with the new leap, has wished the former England international a successful start in dugout.

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"Really happy for Sol Campbell. He has been working hard for this opportunity and I'm sure he'll put in all the necessary effort to succeed in the dugout, just as he did on the pitch. Good luck, my friend," he tweeted.

Campbell started his reign at the helm by watching Macclesfield Town defeat Exeter City 1-0 from the stands on Tuesday.

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