Manchester United legend Andrew Cole looks set to join Sol Campbell at Macclesfield Town according to the Daily Mail.
The report suggests the former England teammate of Campbell will take a part-time role coaching the clubs forwards. Cole, who has suffered from a severe kidney complaint since he hung up his boots, will work two days a week in a bid to boost Macclesfield’s finishing.
The forty-seven-year-old former Old Trafford great scored 290 goals in a successful career which saw him play for thirteen different clubs and fifteen times for England. He remains the Premier Leagues third highest scorer on 187 goals and is perhaps best remembered for his lethal partnership with Dwight Yorke which helped fire the Red Devils to the treble in 1999.
One of Cole’s first jobs might be to aid in the development of Peterborough United forward, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts. The former Manchester City trainee has been linked with a loan move to Moss Rose by Sun Journalist Alan Nixon.
Buckley-Ricketts moved to Peterborough from the Ethiad in the summer on a permanent deal but is currently well down the pecking order at the ABAX Stadium, making only two appearances this season, both in the Football League Trophy.
Campbell has already strengthened his forward line in January with the signings of wingers Adam Dawson, and Enoch Andoh has he looks to revitalise the clubs chances of survival. Since taking over in November, Campbell has guided the Silkmen to eleven points from eight games, form which has moved them off the foot of the table, although they remain in the relegation places and the divisions joint lowest scorers.
They will be hoping to build on Saturday’s excellent win at Grimsby when they entertain Oldham on Saturday.
Campbell has started to create some momentum at Moss Rose. The Silkmen seemed doomed in November but he has slowly begun to make a difference, and a big name like Cole joining the club will further boost a growing feel-good factor. Cole certainly knew where the back of the net was, so his knowledge and experience can only be of benefit to Macclesfield’s who have so far have mustered a meagre twenty-five goals this season.