What Is the Solution to Racism?
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
I did a piece in the Guardian today which received much interest from many people. A lot on Twitter, once again, accused me of playing the race card in football because I mentioned the lack of black managers (in passing) as a wider problem in society.
Let me say once and for all (probably not) that until we tackle the issue of racism in mainstream society, we cannot get rid of it in any other part of society - of which football is but one of many. I will mention football management once in this article, then move on to the real problem.
I am a failed football manager, and there are lots of different reasons why myself and other failed black managers do so (which is for a different time). But to satisfy those who say you were not good enough, like other black managers, let's work on the premise that they are right!
We may not be good enough which, if true, has nothing to do with the colour of our skin. So why then pose the question: Can black ex-players make good managers, and why
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