By 90Min
July 19, 2017

​Former Arsenal centre-back Sol Campbell is understood to have taken up a short-term coaching role at Championship club QPR, ahead of a more permanent role with the Trinidad and Tobago national team. 

It was initially reported by ​The Sun on Tuesday that Campbell looked set to join Ian Holloway's staff on a regular basis, having originally done some work with the club whilst completing his UEFA A-License coaching qualification.

However, ​Sky Sports have now reported that whilst the 42-year-old is expected to help train the Hoops' youth players and under-23 team, on an informal basis, as he prepares for his first official role in coaching by working as Dennis Lawrence's number two in international football. 

Campbell's illustrious playing career came to an end back in 2012 and he had appeared to have turned his back on football entirely, as he campaigned to become the Conservative party's leading candidate to become the Mayor of London back in 2015.

An unsuccessful bid to enter the world of politics led to a rethink, and Campbell has since been working towards his coaching badges, as he ponders a return to football and begins the early stages of a career in management. 

The soon to be Trinidad and Tobago assistant coach clearly has a lot of confidence in his ability to coach, and told the ​Daily Mail earlier this year that he felt he could help out Manchester City's £47m defender John Stones, who has struggled to live up to his hefty price tag since moving to the Etihad last season.


Campbell boldly claimed: "Let me get up to Manchester City and help Stones out, turn it around for him, I could probably turn around Stones in a couple of months.

“He’s made mistakes because he’s doing too much. It’s all about recognising that. If that’s the way I get in to start off, that’s what I want to do. I’d love to do that.”

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