Macclesfield boss Sol Campbell has urged the club to spend their budget wisely following their narrow escape from being relegated out of the Football League.
Campbell’s men beat Notts County in the battle to stay in League Two following Macclesfield’s draw at home to Cambridge and County’s defeat at Swindon.
Sol Campbell helped steer Macclesfield to safety
This is a tremendous achievement for the Silkmen, who were seven points adrift of safety when Campbell was appointed manager in November.
It’s also a tremendous feat for the former Arsenal and England defender on his first managerial post.
He was linked to Grimsby and Oxford United in previous years but failed to land the jobs, however, this is now a vindication over any Campbell doubters.
Speaking to talkSPORT’s Dom McGuinness after Macclesfield’s survival was confirmed, Campbell said: “I’m very pleased with myself because I don’t think anyone wanted to take the job!
The former Arsenal man struggled to get a managerial post before joining Macclesfield
“I just felt I didn’t want to be hanging around on the sidelines for the next six months so I took it and put everything into it – my heart, my soul, my spirit, everything and I committed to it.
“That’s what you’ve got to do in football – commit. Completely commit to the cause and see where you end up.
“I don’t think it’s glamorous! It’s a nice area to live in but I don’t think it’s glamorous!
“I might have got some more grey hairs but I love everything about football. It keeps me alive and on my toes. I don’t want to be on my toes all the time but it keeps me alive!”
There is a lot of work for Macclesfield to do following their narrow escape and Campbell insisted the club needs to spend their transfer budget wisely this summer.
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Asked about what assurances there are at the club, Campbell said: “None! I just have to make do! You’ve got to make do.
“The thing is every year is a new budget and as long as the budget is spent in the correct way, then I think we’ll be ok. That’s the thing really.
“I don’t know what happened last year with the budget but there’s a certain amount of money that comes into it and it just has to be apportioned in the correct way and utilised in the right way and spent accordingly really.
“Every season there’s a new budget so I hope that I can look into that and go from there. It comes down to budget really.
“If you’ve got a healthy budget and divvied out in the right areas ten that’s key.”