Former Portsmouth skipper Sol Campbell appointed Southend boss - and two former Blues join his backroom staff

Sol Campbell. Picture: Pete Norton/Getty Images
Sol Campbell. Picture: Pete Norton/Getty Images
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Ex-Pompey skipper Sol Campbell has been appointed Southend boss.

The 2008 FA Cup-winning captain takes charge at Roots Hall, penning a deal until the end of the 2021-22 season.

And former Fratton favourite Hermann Hreidarsson will serve as his assistant, while Andy Cole will be striker coach.

Southend have been without a boss since Kevin Bond resigned last month, with Gary Waddock acting in a caretaker role for the past eight games.

It means Campbell will be in the Fratton Park dugout when the Shrimpers travel to Pompey on Tuesday, November 5.