Manager – Unique Sports Group
Is a football manager and a former professional footballer for Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Notts County, Newcastle United and England.
The centre back’s playing career at the highest level spanned two decades and saw him lift silverware including: two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a League Cup.
Sol was an integral part of ‘The Invincibles’ Arsenal side which remains the only team to have gone an entire league season undefeated, in addition to being one of few footballers to surpass 500 Premier League appearances.
Making his England national team debut in 1998, Sol earned 73 caps and captained the side on three occasions over the following 11 years.
He became the first player to feature for England at six major international competitions consecutively, and was named in the team of the tournament at both the FIFA World Cup in 2002 and the UEFA European Championship two years later.
Upon his retirement from professional football in 2012, Sol completed a Pro Licence course with the Football Association of Wales and was appointed assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 2017 before later coaching with the England Under-21s squad.
Sol went onto become manager of Macclesfield Town and saved the club from relegation on the final day of the season, before later taking charge of Southend United.
Away from football, Sol is an advocate for BAME opportunities in sport and financial education among young sportspeople.