Crystal Palace coach and former Arsenal player Patrick Vieira explained that training opportunities are very difficult for black coaches, as the French said that the doors are closed to them.
According to what was published on the “BBC” website, reports indicate that there are 43% of the English Premier League players, and 34% of the Championship players are dark-skinned, but the percentage drops to 4.4% when it comes to coaches.
On this, Vieira – the only black-skinned English Premier League coach – spoke to “BBC”, and said: “We must give opportunities to people of color, we are as good as anyone else. We do not need more or less chance from anyone. else”.
He continued, “When you look at the top five leagues in the world and you look at the number of black coaches in the first or second division, it is not enough, there is a lack of opportunities.”
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And he concluded: “But in general, I think the doors are not open for us to do what we can do and to get into management, and when I talk about management, I talk about the team, but I also talk about the top level, we need more opportunities to show that we are as good as any. another person”.