Why is the Sol shining on Wales England legend Campbell checks in on Bale and co as he begins coaching badges
17:11 GMT, 25 March 2013
17:19 GMT, 25 March 2013
With Gareth Bale in their ranks, Wales need little help in the attacking department. But having conceded 12 goals in just five World Cup qualifying matches, it is perhaps no surprise Chris Coleman has just him some hired help in the shape of former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell.
The towering defender announced his retirement from playing earlier this year and revealed that he would begin earning his coaching badges.
Double, double, double trouble: Sol Campbell has been observing Wales training with Chris Coleman
Speaking in May, he said: 'I want to start sometime in the summer. But it's a slow burner that takes three to four years. The best thing is to get it done and over with. Eventually I want to get into something.
'But it's a long old stint to get your badges for the UK and then the UEFA badge.'
Point to prove: The former England defender retired from playing earlier this year
And now he has taking his first steps on the long road with Coleman's Wales, who on Tuesday host Croatia bidding to keep their World Cup 2014 hopes alive.
Campbell, who won two league titles and three FA Cups during his playing career as well as winning 73 caps for England, was a keen observer as Bale and co were put through their paces in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Sol man: Campbell enjoyed a stellar career for club and country, winning titles and caps throughout