File - Norwich City's manager Chris Hughton reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, March 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Rebecca Naden)
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They fired him because they are petrified of dropping out of the Premier League and the millions in revenue that would be lost. Still, the result is the same: Every manager leading his team out next weekend will be white. Instead youth team coach Neil Adams was hastily promoted to his first senior managerial job. Critics argue that not throwing open jobs to a wider pool of talent, and simply going with football's known – and overwhelmingly white – managers makes it much harder for aspiring black coaches to get top jobs.A survey this season of 200 professional players in England found 62 percent backed the mandatory shortlisting of black and ethnic minority candidates for all nonplaying jobs.But not all are convinced the NFL rule would work in English football. While coaching at Tottenham, he has been studying corporate governance, along with 13 other former black professional players, including Roberts.
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