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

Former Brighton director Chris Hughton says English football has missed out to a”creation” of black, Asian and minority ethnic managers and managers, partially brought on by a lack of role models.
This season the Norwich, Birmingham and Newcastle manager was sacked as manager of Brighton.
He was commended by League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan for becoming a”role model for young coaches and managers in the game.”
The, who played from 1977-1993, insists not action has been taken to try and boost the quantities of supervisors and coaches.
“I came through an era where the perception of black people within football was good center forwards, very good wingers, quick, strong, but not actually captain or direction material,” he told CNN.
“The disappointing reality is that we haven’t made that advancement, we dropped a generation of very influential black players which might have made very great managers.”
As of the start of this year, Football League clubs now have to interview a minumum of one black, Asian or minority candidate for a supervisor’s position.
There are just Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves; four BAME managers working from the Premier League and EFL, Sabri Lamouchi in Nottingham Forest, Darren Moore at Doncaster and Keith Curle in Northampton.
Sol Campbell became the first managerial casualty of 2019/20 after guiding them to League Two safety last term later that he was dismissed.
“I’ve spoken to numerous black and white cultural players across the years that wanted to handle,” Hughton added.
“They have looked for this particular pathway, and they couldn’t find those role models which in effect could reveal them a pathway.”

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