Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King talked up Sol Campbell’s first shot at football management and provided updates on his own coaching career. King spent his entire career at Spurs, playing over 321 competitive football matches for the North London outfit between 1999 and 2012.

The name ‘Campbell’ is not one Tottenham fans will be happy to hear following his free transfer to North London rivals Arsenal in 2001.

The former Spurs striker has been in the market for his first managerial role since hanging up his boots in 2001. His search finally yielded fruits in December as he was named the new manager of League Two club side Mac clesfield Town.

Just like Campbell, many expected King to follow the same path to management. However, King has not taken up any active coaching role since retiring in 2012. His only shot at management till date was a short stint as coach with Tottenham U-18s.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Spurs player said, “I think every player will want to become a manager one day after retirement. Anyone one who wants to take this path will have to do all the right things to give themselves an edge over others”.

“I’m really excited to see Sol Campbell get into management and I hope he will help other black players and people from the minority to get an opportunity in the game. Let’s all hope he’ll do well at Mac clesfield and I wish him the very best”, King added.

King also admitted he’s not sure what the future holds for him in football management but insists he’ll wait for the right time to delve back into the game.

“These things are just about timing. Football is a major part of my life and is always in my thoughts so I’d never say never”, he concluded.

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