Only 19 out of 552 positions held by minorities
11 November ~ A study has revealed that only 19 out of 552 senior coaching positions – 3.4 per cent – in the League are held by people from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds. The research, carried out by the Sports Persons Think Tank, shows the contrast between the 25 per cent of players who come from a BME background and those that make it into coaching. The employment figure is lower than the level of BME candidates that have achieved the UEFA Pro-License, which stands at 6.4 per cent. The report includes explanations for the the low levels on BME coaches in football and can be read in full here.