5 shortest stays of footballers at clubs
Just a week ago, Samuel Eto’o signed a contract with Italian Club Sampdoria after leaving Everton. Despite being past his best, another stint in Italy seemed like a good idea – after all, he had his best season as a footballer playing for Inter as they won the historic treble under Portuguese tactician, Jose Mourinho.Sampdoria manager Sinisa Mihajlovic handed the former Barcelona man his debut, when he brought him on in the 71st minute, in the club’s dreadful 5-1 defeat against Torino. Following the defeat, the Serbian manager held an extra training session, which Eto’o failed to attend and caused the manager a lot of unnecessary issues.The club were reportedly considering terminating the Cameroon international’s 2-year contract by mutual consent, making his stay last just for over a week. However, the club later confirmed that their new man will be staying at least till the end of the season.Had his contract been terminated, his case wouldn’t have been the first as there have been similar situations where players have lasted at a club for a shorter amount of time than Kim Kardashian’s marriages.Here are the 5 shortest stays of players at football clubs:
#1 Sol Campbell at Notts County (1 match)
When Sol Campbell joined then League Two side Notts County, eyebrows were raised, many higher than even Carlo Ancelotti’s. Here was a Premier League star directly jumping down to League Two and actually believing that the “club have got great ambition and I want to be a part of it.”
Three days after making his first appearance for them, he walked out on the club.
It’s like entering into a relationship thinking that the girl has got a personality like Emma Watson, but then it turns out that she’s worse than Gwyneth Paltrow and you run out of it without letting the door hit your back.
The former Arsenal star later admitted that he felt “like a mug” for believing their promises. And you were one, Sol.