July 4, 2020, 6:26

    Premier League, PFA and EFL launch placement scheme for ethnic minority coaches

    Premier League, PFA and EFL launch placement scheme for ethnic minority coaches

    Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has questioned why there are so few black people in senior positions within football (Julian Finney/NMC Pool/PA)”>Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has questioned why there are so few black people in senior positions within football (Julian Finney/NMC Pool/PA)

    Moore added: “There are lots of roles in the academy system all the way through to first team and young coaches can slot in at different points to begin that journey.

    “We need to have the right structures and people in place to develop their careers.

    “I know from my own experiences the value of strong support throughout the coaching journey, which is why I, alongside other senior coaches and former players, will be drawing on our collective expertise to provide guidance to those making the transition into coaching and working in the professional environment.”

    Since last summer EFL clubs have been required to interview at least one candidate from an ethnic minority background for every coaching or managerial vacancy when they run a full recruitment process with a shortlist.

    Southend boss Sol Campbell is one of a very small number of black managers in the English game (Steven Paston/PA)

    The PFA pointed out though that it is often the case that appointments are made mid-season without a full process, and urged the EFL to update its regulations to cover every appointment.

    EFL chief executive David Baldwin said about the new scheme: “It is imperative that the appropriate pathways are in place to provide BAME representatives with the opportunities to make the transition from playing to coaching.

    “We know the game needs to do more to ensure the diversity and inclusivity we see on the pitch week in, week out, leads to better representation in coaching and managing if we are to embed significant change for the future.”

    Sourse: breakingnews.ie

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