Sol Campbell thinks he’s one of the greatest minds in football

Big claim

Former Arsenal and Tottenham star Sol Campbell has claimed that he is one of the greatest minds in football after being rejected in a managerial job.

The legendary defender certainly made a name for himself during his playing career but he’s finding it hard to make the step into management.

He has claimed that he went in for the Oxford job with the side now looking for a new manager.

Safe to say, he didn’t get that job but he came out swinging when speaking on a podcast about it all.

He claimed that he ‘can’t believe some people’ and that he is ‘being wasted because of a lack of experience’.

“I did go (for the Oxford job) and they didn’t accept me,” he told the Arsenal podcast Highbury & Heels.

“Maybe it was a lack of experience, things like that, but it’s a full circle. Experience? How do I get experience? Well, I need a job to get experience.

“I don’t want to go too low that it’s a struggle, and I don’t want to go too low that I’m under someone and thinking ‘what am I doing here?’ I would rather be managing a club myself.

“I’m intelligent enough, it’s not like I played on a fox and dog pitch all my life. I can’t believe some people, I’m one of the greatest minds in football and I’m being wasted because of a lack of experience or ‘maybe he talks his mind too much’.”

“Go to Germany, they love people who speak their minds. They got the jobs. I’m sorry that I’ve got a mind, but don’t be scared of that. That should be something you want at your club, but obviously not.”

He certainly fancies himself, but Oxford certainly didn’t.

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