Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King has given his support to Sol Campbell’s managerial career.

Campbell was appointed as the new manager of League Two strugglers Macclesfield Town on Thursday.

Despite Campbell being a subject of hate among the Tottenham fans, King has stated that he is happy for him and hopes that it can forge a pathway for other black players to have a career in management.

Tottenham fans have never forgiven Campbell for walking out on the club to join fierce rivals Arsenal on a free transfer despite having previously publically stated that he wanted to commit his future to the club.

Ledley King

King, who is known for his class decided not to talk negatively about Judas and instead tried to be positive about the situation.

Campbell has previously publically apologised to Tottenham fans (Daily Mail) for the manner in which he left the club, but insisted that he has no regrets about signing for Arsenal.

King told Football.London: “I think you have to want to do it. Any person who wants to go into management has to do all the right things to give themselves the best opportunity,” he said.

“That’s what Sol did. He went and did all his badges and did it the right way. I’m happy that he’s involved.

“I’m happy for Sol and hopefully he can help a lot of other black players or those from minorities to get an opportunity in the game if he can do well at Macclesfield and hopefully go on to bigger and better things one day.”

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