Chris Hughton: Former Brighton boss says English football has missed generation of BAME coaches

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Former Brighton manager Chris Hughton states English football has missed out on a”production” of Asian, black and minority ethnic managers and coaches, partially brought on by an absence of role models.
The Norwich, Birmingham and Newcastle manager was sacked as director of Brighton.
He was praised by League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan for being a”role model for young coaches and managers at the game.”
The, that played from 1977-1993 with Tottenham, West Ham and Brentford, insists not action is being taken to try and boost the numbers of trainers and supervisors.
“I came via an era where the understanding of black people within soccer was good centre forward, excellent wingers, fast, powerful, but not actually captain or direction substance,” he told CNN.
“The disappointing truth is we haven’t made this advancement, we dropped a creation of quite influential black players which could have made very great managers.”
As of the beginning of this year, Football League clubs have to interview a minumum of one or cultural minority candidate to get the position of a manager.
There are four BAME managers working at the Premier League and EFL; Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves,” Sabri Lamouchi in Nottingham Forest, Darren Moore in Doncaster and Keith Curle in Northampton.
After guiding them to League Two security last term after that he had been dismissed as manager of 17, sol Campbell became the first managerial casualty of 2019/20.
“I have spoken to several black and cultural players across the years who desired to manage,” Hughton additional.
“They have looked for this particular pathway, and they couldn’t observe those role models which in effect could show them a pathway”
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