Ex-Mag Sol Campbell has been named manager of Southend United – and he’ll be back in the North-East to take on Sunderland next weekend.
Joining him will also be former NUFC striker Andy Cole, who’s agreed to be part of his coaching team at the League One side.
Campbell watched his new side get thrashed 7-1 at home to Doncaster on Tuesday night, but will take charge of his first game against promotion chasing Ipswich Town on Saturday, followed by a trip to the Stadium of Light next weekend.
Campbell, who made only 8 appearances for The Toon after singing on a free transfer in 2010, has previously managed Macclesfield Town, but left the club by mutual consent over the summer after guiding them to safety on the final day of the League Two season.
The former England international takes his side to the Stadium of Light next weekend in a battle of two newly appointed managers, with Phil Parkinson’s side likely to be full of confidence after a 5-0 win over Tranmere on Tuesday night.
Let’s hope Sol can help stick it to the Mackems that weekend – it will certainly be the best thing he has done for us Newcastle fans!