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It's a strange one. The fact that there's not a single black manager in the top five divisions of English football would suggest that there's something inherently racist about the game. There's plenty of black ex pros now retired that played at the very top under the best managers and there must be a few of them who want to get a job in English football. I'm trying to remember all the black managers in the top flight. Ince, Houghton and did Barnes have a spell at Blackburn?
It's seriously time for English football to implement the Rooney rule with is one f the most forward thinking pieces of football equality legislation that there has ever been. In the NFL for every top coaching position they have to interview at least one minority candidate. They don't have to hire them so positive discrimination and potentially handicapping a club by forcing them to hire an inferior candidate isn't on the cards. What it will do though is force the clubs to at least listen to the applications of those black ex players and coaches who want to get involved in football coaching.
Honestly with the state of management in England right now it can only improve things. In the premier league now there's only a handful of English managers and you have to go down to sixth in the League to find one, Sherwood who is on the verge of being sacked, other than him there's only Pardew in the top half and he should have been sacked ages ago. Increasing the pool by including woman and minorities has to have a positive effect on the league.
Time for the FA to take a real stand against racism and by extension sexism in football.
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