Following the announcement that Sol Campbell was appointed as Southend United’s new manager, Newcastle United fans reacted brilliantly to the news.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 22, 2019
The ex-England defender made eight appearances for Newcastle back in the 2010/2011 season, managing to make a less-than monumental impact during the twilight stage of his career.
Campbell, who is widely regarded as a Premier League legend with 73 England caps, made the decision to join Southend on Tuesday with the Shrimpers currently struggling for form and in real danger of relegation following a disastrous start to the campaign.
Their last match being a 7-1 mauling at the hands of Doncaster Rovers, Campbell will know he has one heck of a job on his hands.
Despite the brave decision to further his managerial career with struggling Southend, Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter and have reacted hilariously at the congratulatory tweet from the club on his appointment.
Here’s what the Geordie following had to say regarding the news.
That’s about right! Red card 1.0 up then 1.3 down and another red card… He was some boy (back in the day). But good luck… he may just need it 😳
— • (@EggZacLee) October 22, 2019
Lads he barely played for us and offered nothing, can we stop dedicating a post to him every time he becomes manager of a new club 😂
— Ken Adams (@LiamSweeney_) October 22, 2019
— Lewie Keddy (@Keddaz10) October 22, 2019
Completley forgot he even played with us🤣🤣
— Greg O’ Grady (@Peglegmacgreg) October 22, 2019
Former defender he played about 20 mins 😂
— andrew dunn (@Dunni80Dunn) October 22, 2019
— PB (@pjb1981) October 22, 2019
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— Solitaire (@SouloftheNorth) October 22, 2019