Tottenham Hotspur
3:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Celta Vigo
Atletico Madrid
2:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Madrid
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
San Jose Earthquakes
Minnesota United FC
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Dallas
LA Galaxy
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Sporting Kansas City
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details

Eriksson "very disappointed" with Campbell

Sven-Goran Eriksson said he feels personally let down by Sol Campbell after the high-profile defender quit Notts County having played just one game for the League Two club.

• Wenger: Sol can cut it at the top
• Andy Cole snubbed County offer
• "Reality check" forced Sol to quit

The former England manager, who is now director of football at County, used his considerable influence to help recruit the centre-back from Premier League side Portsmouth in a shock transfer earlier this month.

Campbell signed a five-year £40,000-a-week deal after being informed of the Magpies grand project to secure Premier League football and shown around Meadow Lane. But the 35-year-old made a hasty exit after making his debut in a 2-1 defeat at Morecambe on Saturday.

Asked if he felt personally let down by the former England defender's decision to walk out Eriksson said: "Well yes. A little bit. Everybody has the same feeling, the players, coaching staff, directors, the fans. He is a big, big name, not just a big man.

"I am very disappointed, very much so because we signed him and we thought we should have him for longer.''

In an interview with Sky Sports Eriksson also said that he was perplexed by Campbell's claim that he quit because promises to invest in playing staff were broken. The former Manchester City boss pointed out that the club had recruited eight players since the new owners took control of the Magpies and new facilities could not be built in just five weeks.

"It is a long project and that project goes on without Sol Campbell," Eriksson said.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.