New Macclesfield boss Sol Campbell is the latest in a clutch of former top players to take on managerial challenges in England’s lower leagues.
Here, Press Association Sport examines a few key stints.
Bobby Moore, Oxford City
Paul Merson, Walsall
Paul Gascoigne, Kettering
Paul Ince, Macclesfield
Kevin Nolan, Notts County
Nolan dragged Notts County to League Two safety in the 2016-17 season, before inspiring a run to the play-offs the following year. But just when the former Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham star looked to push on, his tenure hit the skids. Nolan was sacked just five games into this year’s campaign, back in August, with the club bottom of the table.