Sol Campbell made some arrogant comments in first interview as Macclesfield boss

Sol Campbell was named Macclesfield boss earlier this week

Sol Campbell has finally been given his chance in management.

The Englishman has previously complained that clubs are overlooking him but, after months of trying, Macclesfield Town of League Two have given him the chance.

And he admitted that it was a 'privilege' to join the club in his first interview yesterday.

“I can’t wait to get going," he told Macclesfield's official website.

“It’s a great privilege for me to be here. Football is in my blood and I want to be a part of football again and this is my first step into a managerial post and I can’t wait to get going.

“I see potential, I see growth and I see people fighting to do the right things."

The former England defender, who accrued 73 caps for his country in what was a stellar career, faced the media for the first time since becoming manager on Thursday.

And he made some extremely arrogant comments.

It started off so well, with Campbell admitting once again that he felt honoured to be there.

Sol Campbell has been trying to get a manager's role for some time

"I think I have got to take this opportunity with both hands," said Campbell, per Sky Sports.

"I've studied a lot, and yes this is my first full-time job - I understand that - but I have got to start somewhere. I'm honoured to be here and I will work my socks off."

But then, Campbell went on to describe himself as someone who has been 'one of the best footballers in the world' when trying to defend the appointment.

"I will bring all of my wealth of experience [to this job]. I know football inside out. I know how to manage people. I can communicate and I've looked at what I can do at the club. I think it's a great place for me to start.

Sol Campbell said he once was 'one of the best players in the world' in his opening Macclesfield press conference

"I know some Macclesfield fans will probably be saying 'what is going on here?' But you've got an international footballer, who has been one of the best footballers in the world, coming to your club. I think it's a nice mutual balance there."

Oh dear, Sol.

Campbell was a brilliant defender during his playing days, but to describe himself as one of the best in the world is very arrogant.

And football fans are laughing at him for his extremely high opinion of himself.

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