EFL fixes policy in quest to bring more BAME managers into league

7 June 2019

Photo: Getty Images Keith Curle (left) manager at Northampton Town, is one of only three BAME managers in the divisions of English football. EFL wants to change that.

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Anti-discrimination campaigner Piara Powar has welcomed the EFL’s new policy that demands clubs must interview at least one black, Asian and minority ethnic candidate in the recruitment process for a new manager.

“This is big news, the Football League commit clubs to implementing Rooney rule,” the executive director of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network tweeted after news emerged of the policy change.

The EFL has today made a further commitment to improving equality in first-team football by introducing a recruitment code.

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