Raheem Sterling: 'We have no representation of black people in coaching staff'

Raheem Sterling: 'We have no representation of black people in coaching staff'

- Raheem Sterling has spoken about how black people are being limited to big opportunities in the coaching field

- The Man City striker claims the likes of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have both been fast-tracked to top managerial posts

- The England star believes ex-internationals who are blacks should be put in top positions in clubs

Raheem Sterling has highlighted the fact that black people do not get equal opportunities with the whites to become managers of clubs.

The Man City winger used the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard whose careers sprang up as managers immediately after they finished their respective playing spells.

Sterling insisted the lack of black people in football’s hierarchy and in the mangerial positions remains a concern for him.

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“The coaching staff that you see around football clubs, I’ll give a perfect one.

“There’s Steven Gerrard, your Frank Lampards, you have your Sol Campbells and you have your Ashley Coles.

“All had great careers, all played for England. At the same time, they’ve all respectfully done their coaching badges to coach at the highest level.

“And the two that haven’t been given the right opportunities are the two black former players,” The Sun quoting Sterling.

On the other hand, former England star including Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole are still looking for the first managerial appointment with a top side.

Campbell had short spells with Macclesfield and Southend while Cole is Chelsea Under 15s coach.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Emile Heskey has revealed that it is easier for the likes of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard to get juicy coaching appointments because of their "skin color".

Heskey's former international teammate Lampard is currently boss of Chelsea after one season with Derby County while Gerrard is manager of Scottish giants Rangers.

However, Heskey was a subject of racial abuse during his career is more concerned by the lack of BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) coaches working in the Premier League and EFL.

Only four BAME managers can be found both in the English top divisions including - Wolves' Nuno Espirito Santo, Nottingham Forest's Sabri Lamouchi, Doncaster's Darren Moore and Northampton's Keith Curle.

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