Club owners at fault for football's lack of diversity, says former defender

15 June 2020

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Photo: PA Images "This is a question more for owners of football clubs - people who are employing people. Are they [BAME pepole] getting the same opportunities? We're not sure," said Stephen Warnock.

Those at the top of English football should address the imbalance when hiring, according to Stephen Warnock.

Just six managers across the 91 clubs in the English leagues identify as being from a BAME background.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

It is up to football club owners to address the low number of black managers in the game, according to former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock.

Across the 91 clubs in the English leagues, just six identify as being from a BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) background and calls are now being made to address the lack of diversity in board rooms and the dugout.

"This is a question more for owners of football clubs - people who are employing people," he told The Football Show.

"Are they getting the same opportunities? We're not sure.

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