Ex-Blackburn boss Ince welcomes Rooney Rule discussion

Former Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince is backing the introduction of the 'Rooney rule' in English football.

Former Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince is backing the introduction of the 'Rooney rule' in English football.

There are only two black managers in the English League - Birmingham boss Chris Hughton and Chris Powell at Charlton - and there have been calls for the game to mirror the NFL's approach by insisting clubs shortlist at least one ethnic minority candidate when interviewing potential managers.

And Ince, who as well as Blackburn has managed Macclesfield, MK Dons and Notts County after a glittering playing career in which he won 53 England caps, thinks the campaign has plenty of merit.

Speaking on Sky Sports News Radio he said: "I think it's something we need to really look at. It is an issue. We're in the 21st Century and we're talking about the lack of black managers.

"I hope it's not one of those things where we mention it and nothing gets done. Hopefully something will be done about it."

 

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