Throwing Paul Ince a Life Preserver

The firing last week of Paul Ince as Notts County manager — one of only two blacks who held managerial positions (out of 92 English clubs) — highlights a recent survey that racism suffuses boardrooms in English football. But did Ince’s fast-tracking to Blackburn’s top job three years ago (only to crash and burn) do black managerial candidates any good? Wouldn’t a Rooney Rule for English football just be a cynical ploy, and isn’t it time to force those boardrooms to bring in faces of color first? (Jason/twohundredpercent)

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