English football’s efforts to increase gender and ethnic diversity in coaching and senior leadership positions intensified Tuesday with targets set for recruitment.
The Football Leadership Diversity Code is voluntary but every Premier League club apart from Southampton has already signed up to it.
When men’s professional clubs are hiring new coaches, the English Football Association wants a quarter of the positions to be filled by Black, Asian or mixed-heritage candidates and at least 10% of senior roles. In the professional women’s game, the code envisages half of new hires being female and 15% Black, Asian or mixed-heritage coaches.
Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolverhampton is currently the only Black manager across the 20 Premier League teams.
Away from the field, 15% of the senior leadership of team operation…