By John Considine
Just over a month ago I wrote a piece about Black, Minority and Ethnic coaches in English football (here). The piece was prompted by Chris Ramsey's appointment as manager of QPR. In the piece I referred to a 2014 report on the issue by Steven Bradbury. This week QPR director, and former QPR centre-forward, Les Ferdinand reignited the debate with a suggestion that there should be some form of Rooney Rule implemented in English football (here). It is interesting that the issue has resurfaced during the week that Greg Dyke raised the issue about the number of English player in the Premier League (see David Butler's post from yesterday). Last October, the man who lends his name to the rule, Dan Rooney, suggested that English football had nothing to lose from such a rule (here).
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