Sol Campbell left Macclesfield having not been paid for four months.

The former England captain, 44, quit after less than a year in charge having lifted the club off the bottom – helped by Andy Cole – and saved them from relegation.

He, his staff and his players had been battling a financial crisis at Moss Rose.

A club spokesman said last night: “We have released a statement on our website, which is the only comment that we will be making at this time.”

A gracious statement had said earlier: “This has been conducted in the most amicable of ways and there has been total transparency between the club and Sol.

“Sol’s passion, drive and football knowledge will always be remembered at the Moss Rose with fondness.



Campbell was not paid by the club for four months before his departure

“We would like to thank Sol for his time at the club – not only in helping us retain our League Two status but also for installing a winning mentality.”

Last season the players revealed they’d considered boycotting their final game in protest about unpaid wages after they were paid late for three consecutive months.

On Wednesday, six former Silkmen players defended their decision to lead a winding-up petition against the club, following criticism in a club statement.



Campbell saved the Silkmen from relegation last season

The six players applied to dismiss the petition once their money had been recovered and said it was a “last resort”. HM Revenue and Customs later took over the petition, which has been adjourned until 11 September.

Campbell had kept the Silkmen up thanks to a run of just two defeats in their final 10 games.

He said on Thursday: “Macclesfield Town gave me a great beginning in the managerial side of the game and fantastic learning curve which I am truly grateful for.”

There are now only five BAME managers in England’s top four divisions; Nuno Espirito Santo ( Wolves ), Sabri Lamouchi (Nottingham Forest), Darren Moore (Doncaster), Keith Curle (Northampton) and Dino Maamria (Stevenage).