Sol Campbell meets with FA chiefs over England under-21 vacancy

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Sol Campbell meets FA chiefs over England under-21 vacancy with former Southend and Macclesfield boss among a host of contenders for Three Lions’ appearance

  • Sol Campbell has met with the Football Association over the under-21 track
  • Aidy Boothroyd left the hot seat after a disappointing European Championship
  • Arsenal legend Campbell held talks with chefs at St George’s Park on Thursday
  • The former Southend boss is one of many contenders for the position

Sol Campbell has met with Football Association leaders over the vacant England under-21 job.

Sportsmail revealed earlier this month that Campbell had applied for the position after being asked to join the trial following an approach from sports recruiting specialist Nolan Partners.

And the former Southend and Macclesfield boss held talks on the position on Thursday, with the meeting said to have taken place in St George’s Park.

Boothroyd's contract was not renewed after a bad European Championship

Sol Campbell has held talks with the FA about taking over Aidy Boothroyd as U21 boss

A number of contenders are being considered by the FA for the vacancy at the Young Lions

A number of contenders are being considered by the FA for the vacancy at the Young Lions

Whether Campbell will emerge as the successful candidate remains to be seen, with Justin Cochrane, current England U17 head coach, Ian Foster, current U19 head coach, Liam Rosenior, Steve Cooper, Mark Warburton and Paul Simpson all are considered contenders.

Aidy Boothroyd was told his FA contract would not be renewed after England’s disappointing campaign at the recent European Under-21 Championship.

Should Campbell land the job, it would be his first to return to management since leaving Southend in June 2020.

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