Watch Sol Campbell mistakenly says he is Southampton boss instead of Southend in bungled interview – The SunFebruary 13, 2020
SOL Campbell has been mocked after a post match blunder in which he said he managed Southampton – and not his actual club Southend.
The former England defender made the embarrassing error after his team were hammered 4-0 by Peterborough United in League One.
After Tuesday's match Campbell was asked for his reaction by Sky Sports.
But the interview was abruptly halted after just 25 seconds.
The interviewer had asked: “Sol you kept them at bay for 50 minutes which you must be pleased about but ultimately they ended up the stronger?”
Clumsy Campbell replied: “I have got to say the young lads who – quite a few of them were first game for Southampton.
“They played really well and they stuck to their task.”
The former Arsenal and Tottenham defender – who also played for the Saints' arch rivals Portsmouth – was then quickly reminded he did not manage the Premier League side.
“Can I stop you do you wanna do that again?” the microphone holder quickly said.
After questioning why – the interviewer replied: “Because your team is Southend.”
Someone behind the camera then said “You did say Southampton”, leaving Campbell looking completely flustered.
The error was soon picked up on by social media users who saw the funny side – particularly Spurs supporters who resented him joining arch rivals Arsenal in 2001.
Steven Collins said: “Sol Campbell once described himself as ‘one of the greatest minds in football’ god help the beautiful game.”
The Spurs Web wrote: “Sol Campbell can't even remember the name of his own team.”
Barcelona Spurs added: “Has Sol Campbell been under the impression he's managing Southampton this entire time?”
Campbell – who once planned to stand as London Mayor – took over the Essex-based club last October.
The team is currently second from bottom in League One.
Campbell first got into management after he was hired by struggling Macclesfield Town in November 2018.
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