The Football League, one of England and Wales’ major association football leagues, looks to implement new management diversity initiative.
- League Chairman Greg Clarke has worked with clubs and managers on reforming the recruitment process to be more inclusive of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates.
- Proposals such as a requirement to interview at least one BAME candidate where an application is received mirror the U.S. National Football League’s Rooney Rule.
- Of the 72 current club managers, only six are are minorities.
“It is our hope that this moment of enlightenment might stir some into adopting best practices in recruitment, appointment and retention to achieve equality and diversity outcomes. Professional football clubs should reflect the demography of their location and the aspirations of the communities surrounding their existence.”
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