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Chris Hughton saddened by lack of diversity

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Hughton is disappointed by the lack of diversity (©GettyImages)
Hughton is disappointed by the lack of diversity (©GettyImages).

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has expressed disappointment that he is the only black manager in the Football League, and says football as a whole needs to resolve the issue, according to BT Sport.

In the wake of Charlton sacking manager Chris Powell it left Hughton as the only black manager out of 92 league clubs.

"To be the only black manager in the divisions is something that is really disappointing," Hughton said. "There's no doubt there is a massive imbalance in those from a playing capacity going through to management.

"There is a really disappointing void and it's our responsibility to make sure that changes."

It's quite a serious issue in English football but the Canaries boss has said that he thinks progress is being made.

"I have seen good strides made in general in involvement in football circles."

"I have seen significant work done at other levels. It's good to see some of those balances a little bit more correct at other levels, but it's taking it to the next step, which is mainstream management."

Norwich City are struggling this season and sit 15th in the Premier League and only four points above the relegation zone.

Hughton has insisted that his team can stay up but need to focus on their game against Southampton this Saturday to ensure they get something out of the match.

He added: "We just need to make sure we get the points that we need to make this division more comfortable for ourselves."

The story has broken after recent claims by ex England international Sol Campbell that he would have been England captain for '10 years' had it not been for the fact that he is black.

His comments were mainly criticised and ex-England managers have denied claims that race had any factor in their decisions in making a captain.


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