Dwight Yorke and Jesper Blomqvist in a charity match “Manchester United” — “Liverpool”
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Dwight Yorke complained that he could not get a coaching job in England because of racial prejudice. Former striker of “Manchester United” said that he was not even invited to interview
In an interview with BBC York said that blacks players at the end of a career can’t become coaches because of the prejudices of the leadership of the clubs. “If it’s not because of skin color, tell me, what is it? I keep talking about it. Give us at least the chance to interview,” said York.
York suggested black players to go on strike so that all of relevance to the management of football, noticed how little in the sport of black coaches. One of the reasons for the performance of York was the dismissal of Marcus Bignot, who led the “Grimsby town”. After that, the strongest four English divisions have only two black coaches — Chris Houghton (Brighton) and Kate Curl (“Carlisle”).
“Football is a sport that is common all over the planet. And dark-skinned players serve this sport for many years. But look at the Premier League. Is there black coaches? Look at the Series A. There are black coaches? The list is endless,” concluded York.
York during his career he played for “Aston Villa”, “Blackburn” and “Manchester United”. With “Manchester United”, he became the triple champion of England and won the Champions League in 1999.
“People like me — those who were visible as a football player and who played at the highest level — should get a chance at least for an interview. But you have not even invited to these interviews. I my own eyes I see coaches who get jobs who are laid off, which again got the job — but we are not invited even for an interview. In my opinion, is unfair,” concluded York.
The view of York is divided, and Houghton, who led Brighton into the Premier League for next season. “This issue should be discussed as widely as possible. And see how the situation will change. There is no doubt that the current situation is not normal. On the level of football academies and youth football and I can already see changes. I think everyone wants to see these changes at the level of the strongest teams,” said Houghton.