LONDON (Reuters) – Former international defender Sol Campbell has stepped down from his duties by mutual agreement after leading for eight months, the Fourth Division club announced on Thursday.
The club said in a statement that the departure of the former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur player was "friendly and there is complete transparency between the club and Seoul regarding the challenges faced by lower-level clubs such as Macclesfield Town."
"Macclesfield gave me my first great experience in the training world, as well as an education for which I am grateful," Campbell said on the club's official website.
"I want to thank all the players and the crew for the support I received during my time at Mos Rose Stadium, as well as the loyal fans who, thanks to their faith, played an important role in our success at the end of last season."
Campbell has previously criticized the lack of black coaches, Asians and ethnic minorities in English football, describing what was happening as a "sad accusation" of the game.
Campbell took over at the Mose Rose Stadium in November and managed to keep the relegated side down to the bottom of the table, remaining in the fourth division after a series of 10 games in which he lost only twice. ,
Macclesfield players threatened to boycott the last game of last season in protest of non-payment of wages, but withdrew the threat after the club's management paid off its arrears for months. Six of his former players also petitioned the club for late payment of their opening duties, forcing the tax authorities to seize the file before the case was adjourned until 9/11.
Campbell led his former team in their last coaching appearance against Blackpool on Tuesday in the League Cup. The match ended with Macclesfield's penalty shootout.
Macclesfield are currently eighth in the fourth division after their initial defeat to Exeter, with a 3-0 home win over Leyton Orient. AFP